Don’t be embarrassed by your fear, you are not alone; 30 percent of the population is terrified of the dentist. Sedation is the perfect answer for patients suffering from longtime dental fear. Available at our Auburn practice (serving Syracuse, Ithaca, and the nearby New York locations), sedation dentistry is a revolutionary technique which allows you to conquer your fear once and for all and attain the smile of your dreams.
Sedation dentistry enables patients to undergo complex dental treatments (which often require multiple appointments) in just one extended visit. Feeling no pain or apprehension at all, you will be relaxed and at ease throughout the entire procedure. We do not start treatment until you tell us you are ready to move forward. During sedation dentistry treatment, you are not unconscious at any time, just in a deeply relaxed state. The time will fly by and you will not remember much of the appointment. Your vital signs are monitored throughout your entire visit and you are never left alone.
Depending on your individual needs, sedation dentistry may last between two and six hours. Sedation dentistry may be utilized while you receive all your dental care including: cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, root canals, implants, deep cleanings, replacing chipped and missing teeth and the extraction of hopeless teeth. With sedation dentistry, you can receive all of the dental care you have needed for years easily, quickly and comfortably with little or no memory of the appointment.
Candidates for sedation dentistry at our Auburn, New York practice include individuals who:
- suffer from a high fear of dental treatment
- hate needles or shots
- hate the noises, smells or tastes associated with dental care
- are afraid or embarrassed by their teeth
- have a strong gag reflex
- require extensive dental work
- have had negative dental experiences
- have very sensitive teeth
- have difficulty achieving a numb sensation
- have limited time to undergo dental restoration