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Sedation Dentistry Benefits

May 23, 2012 @ 10:06 AM -- by

New York Sedation DentistryPain, anxiety, discomfort, and even boredom can make dental procedures an unpleasant experience. However, with sedation dentistry, we can help make your treatments seem quicker and easier than ever. If you’re seeking a skilled New York oral surgeon, Dr. Maurice Edwards is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over a decade of specialized expertise in providing compassionate, comfort-focused dental care. No matter how major or minor your treatment, we want your dental experience to be as pain-free as possible, and offer sedation dentistry to alleviate fear and uneasiness.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Safe, easy, and needle-free, sedation dentistry uses modern medications to greatly relax patients. With sedation dentistry, patients remain fully conscious, but feel almost as if they slept through their treatments, without the stress and nervousness many patients associate with dental work. Sedation medication is most commonly taken orally for convenience. If patients prefer, inhalable medications such as nitrous oxide may also be administered. Your treatments will be painless, as local anesthesia will be provided after the sedation has already taken effect.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry features many advantages. Sedation dentistry successfully eliminates many common problems and concerns patients experience about going to the dentist, including:

  • Dental Phobia - In America, as many as 40 million people experience anxiety about going to the dentist. In some patients, dental phobia is so strong it even prevents them from receiving adequate care. Sedation dentistry alleviates fear so that patients can receive treatment comfortably, without concerns about issues such as a weak gag reflex.
  • Pain - Patients are concerned with both the pain linked with dental procedures, and the pain associated with needles and receiving local anesthesia. With sedation dentistry, patients will not begin any procedures until the medication has allowed the patient to relax sufficiently, ensuring painless, fear-free treatment.
  • Safety - Sedation dentistry uses safe medications. Unlike general anesthesia, patients remain conscious during sedation dentistry.
  • Nervousness or Boredom - Some patients report that lying still for dental work is uncomfortable, often as a result of nerves or boredom. Sedation dentistry makes patients feel like extensive dental work is completed extremely quickly, even when it takes several hours.

Sedation Dentistry and Dental Treatments

Dr. Edwards offers numerous advanced dental and oral surgery procedures that can be performed in combination with sedation dentistry. When patients are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant is the most comprehensive treatment available. A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone, and can be fitted with an aesthetically pleasing dental crown, denture, or dental implant. We have successfully restored the smiles of our New York dental implants patients, and with sedation dentistry, your treatment will be comfortable from start to finish.

Contact Us for More Information

Don’t let worries about the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care your smile requires. If you’d like to learn more about sedation dentistry from Dr. Edwards and our caring staff, please contact our New York oral surgery center.

Dr. Maurice Edwards, D.M.D.

Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

41 East 57th Street, Suite 1204
New York, New York 10022
p: 212 888 8624 f: 212 838 5533