September 10, 2017
Most dental offices provide some level of sedation dentistry for patients who are anxious, have sensitive teeth, or who need to complete numerous procedures in fewer appointments. The majority of dentists are certified to offer nitrous oxide, laughing gas, and most patients are familiar with this form of sedative. However, many patients are less knowledgeable about oral conscious and intravenous (IV) sedation. Keep reading to learn more about these two advanced forms of sedation dentistry and how they can improve your dental treatment experience.
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August 10, 2015
There are a lot of reasons why anyone feels nervous about going to a dentist appointment. Maybe it’s a procedure you’re having done that you can’t stand the thought of enduring. Or, maybe you’re too afraid that the dentist will look at your mouth and shame you for not taking care of your teeth better. It doesn’t matter what the cause of your anxiety is, the important thing to know is there are ways to combat dental phobia, and it’s with sedation dentistry. Too often, patients call multiple times before certain procedures just to calm their fears. It’s okay – feeling uneasy about a procedure is normal. What isn’t normal is choosing to opt out of treatment because of this fear. At South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY, our sedation dentistry treatment is meant to keep you calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. Though sedation dentistry does have many benefits, it doesn’t come without risks.
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December 24, 2014
South Shore Dental Care understands that dental fear and phobia can keep you from getting the preventive dental care you need to stay healthy. That’s why they offer apprehensive patients sedation dentistry options to relive their fear and anxieties during treatment. You can choose IV sedation, or if you don’t care for needles, oral conscious sedation. These anti- anxiety medications will calm and relax you for the duration of your dental procedure. Either way, the experienced team at South Shore Dental Care will take the time and precautions necessary to ensure that your dental visit is as comfortable and pain free as possible. Make an appointment with the highly qualified sedation dentistry experts of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.
Sedation Dentistry Methods
o Prescription anti- anxiety medicine
o Taken the night before or one hour before your appointment
o Fully conscious and responsive throughout treatment
o Induces calm and relaxation
o Intravenous anti- anxiety medicine
o Administered by board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Kevin Glassman
o Gives dentist more control over level of sedation
o Induces calm and relaxation
o You may drift in and out of sleep
Sedation Dentistry in Massapequa, NY
Remember, sedation does not block pain, it only relaxes you. You will be given a local anesthetic in addition to sedation medication to block any pain. You should plan to have a friend or family member drive you home after your treatment as you may remain drowsy after the procedure is completed. With modern sedation dentistry techniques, you can finally get the dental care you need. Make an appointment with the gentle and compassionate family dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby cities.
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April 30, 2014
It is no secret that having a fear of the dentist is quite common. For some people, the fear is slight, only a feeling of discomfort. For others, however, the fear is severe, causing them to delay, or avoid altogether, getting the much needed dental work they need done. If you are someone who suffers from severe dental anxiety, you may feel as though there is no helping you. Fortunately, the doctors at South Shore Dental Care are able to alleviate your fears with the use of sedation dentistry!
Sedation dentistry can be beneficial to many people, not just those who have a fear of the dentist. Those with TMJ, a sensitive gag reflex, or people who are embarrassed by the condition their smile is in can all reap the benefits of sedation dentistry.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a small pill one hour prior to your appointment. During the appointment, you will feel relaxed, and we will cover you with a warm blanket, making you feel as comfortable as possible. Be sure to have a friend bring you to your appointment and home, that way you will be able fully recover from your appointment.
IV sedation is where we administer an IV line in your arm, and deliver the sedative right into your bloodstream. This form of sedation is for those patients that experience moderate to severe dental anxiety. We will be able to administer you the right about of sedation, offering you a customized dental experience. With both forms of sedation, you will be free of pain and be able to experience a wonderful, relaxing dental appointment.
At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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July 31, 2012
Avoiding important dental care can cause mounting problems for your smile and your overall health. But as distressing as that fact is, dental anxiety can be a more powerful force, causing patients to put off even something as simple as a regular checkup or cleaning.
At South Shore Dental Care, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman don’t want any of their Massapequa patients to ignore their smiles because of anxiety. So, to make visits to our office more comfortable, we offer oral conscious sedation. With oral conscious sedation, patients can receive the dental care they need without feeling any of the anxiety they typically feel.
How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?
Oral conscious sedation uses a commonly prescribed sedative or anti-anxiety medication to help patients relax in a way they never thought they could in a dental office. What’s more, patients who opt for oral conscious sedation will remember little to nothing about their appointment afterwards. You’ll just need to take your prescription as directed by your doctor, and you’ll need to have a friend or family member with you to drive you home.
Is oral conscious sedation right for you? That’s a question our doctors at South Shore Dental Care would love to answer for you. Call our Massapequa dental office today to schedule an appointment with us. We gladly serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and beyond with excellent family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
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May 27, 2011
Patients who avoid scheduling dental visits because of anxiety may not be getting the care they need. Thankfully, with sedation dentistry, those who may have been too anxious or uncomfortable to sit through a dental procedure in the past can look forward to a pleasant visit to South Shore Dental. Using nitrous oxide, oral, or oral conscious sedation, patients can rest easy while Dr. Stutman delivers care that will improve the health of their smiles.
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July 14, 2009
Many patients experience dental anxiety. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but it can prevent you from achieving your best smile. As leaders in their field, the dentists at South Shore Dental Care take the fear out of dental visits with safe, soothing sedation dentistry.
Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman deliver personalized service for a tailor-made experience. They understand that some patients require more than a gentle touch and warm, inviting atmosphere to relax. If the thought of going to the dentist fills you with dread, then sedation dentistry may be just what the doctor ordered! (more…)
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