Sedation dentistry has changed the way many view their dental care. Several patients suffer from dental fears and anxiety. Whether patients have had bad past dental experiences or have never felt comfortable in the dental chair, there are many who feel anxious at the thought of visiting their dentist. With the help of sedation, patients have been able to face their dental fears and feel comfortable throughout each visit. Sedation dentistry can help you relax during a regular check-up or allow your dentist to complete a lot of dental work in just one visit. No matter the reason for your visit, sedation dentistry can help. If you are interested in sedation dentistry in Brooklyn, NY, call our office to schedule a consultation! Your dentist can go over the types of sedation that we offer and recommend the best one for your upcoming appointment. At Metropolitan Dental Arts, we offer both oral and IV sedation depending on your dental needs.
Oral sedation is taken in pill form prior to the start of your visit. Once your appointment begins, you should feel completely relaxed. You won’t be bothered by surrounding sounds or smells throughout your visit. If needed, you will be able to respond to your dentist. You may feel drowsy and will not feel anxious or stressed. Your dentist will be able to complete treatment during your visit and your sedation should wear off after a few hours. Oral sedation is a convenient way for you to feel at ease during your dental appointment.
Typically used for more extensive treatment, IV sedation is administered by our trained team of professionals. This form of sedation allows your dentist to increase or decrease the sedation throughout your visit as needed. With IV sedation, your dentist is able to accomplish a lot of dental work in just one visit. IV sedation is a safe and effective way of feeling at ease while working towards your dental goals. Often, IV sedation is used for extensive surgical procedures like dental implants or wisdom tooth extractions.