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Sedation Dentistry in Lower Manhattan NYC

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DDS Group provides sedation dentistry in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NYC. Call 212-269-6655 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

The dentists at DDS Group provide sedation dentistry to patients in the financial district of NYC, near Wall Street. Contact us at 212-269-6655 to learn more or schedule your appointment.

We use local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t experience any discomfort during dental procedures, but sometimes patients need additional help to relax while we work. In these cases, we offer sedation dentistry to ease your worries and provide a stress-free dental visit.

Talk to your doctor about whether these sedation options are right for you prior to your dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is an effective and safe sedation agent that is inhaled through a mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Mixed with oxygen, nitrous oxide allows you to breathe normally through your nose, and within minutes you should start to feel the effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some patients comment that their legs and arms feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel comfortable and calm. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the small mask is removed. Talk to the doctor about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.

Conscious Oral Sedation

Conscious oral sedation is an alternative minimal sedation that allows you to remain awake but relaxed. For people who have a fear of dental procedures, conscious sedation may take away some of the anxiety. The doctor will combine the use of oral sedation along with a local anesthetic so you have little to no discomfort. You should plan to have someone bring you to the appointment and be available to drive you home following treatment.

IV Sedation

IV sedation/general anesthesia, uses medications to allow the patient to go to sleep while receiving dental treatment. Surgical patients or patients with high levels of anxiety, or special needs may benefit from IV sedation/general anesthesia. The doctor can discuss the benefits of general anesthesia and help patients determine if it is the best choice for them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Is dental sedation safe?
Yes, the forms of sedation we use at DDS Group are extremely safe, with little-to-no side effects or risks. When you hear discussion about the dangers of sedation dentistry, this is almost always referring to types of sedation where patients are not conscious and need breathing support. With nitrous oxide and conscious oral sedation, you never lose consciousness, so there’s no need to monitor your breathing.
Does insurance pay for sedation dentistry?
Elective sedation is not usually covered by dental insurance, but the good news is that the sedation agents we use are very affordable and do not add a significant cost to any procedure.
Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?
The purpose of dental sedation is to ease anxiety and help you relax; it doesn’t address pain. To make sure you don’t experience any discomfort during your procedure, we will always use a local anesthetic in conjunction with sedation.
Can you talk during conscious sedation?
Yes, unlike IV sedation (also known as twilight anesthesia), you will be awake, able to talk to us, and remember what happened during your dental appointment with conscious sedation. You may feel drowsy and some patients may even briefly nod off, but you will remain fully conscious.
What are the negative effects of nitrous oxide?
Negative effects of nitrous oxide are very rare, which is why it’s such a commonly used sedative in dentistry. Some patients may experience headaches, nausea, vomiting, sweating, or chills. Because the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once the mask is removed, there are very few symptoms and they resolve rapidly.

Contact us at 212-269-6655 to schedule your appointment.

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