sedation dentistSedation dentistry is also known as conscious sedation. This occurs when a patient is given sedatives to help them unwind prior to their dental procedure. The sedatives also reduce the patient’s stress level during the dental procedure. Sedatives have an impact on the central nervous system, slowing it down, so that the patient is not as aware of what is happening to them.

Sedation dentistry is particularly helpful for patients that are afraid of the dentist. Often, this includes young children. Because sedation dentistry is not familiar to many people, there are a lot of questions surrounding what it is and what happens during the procedure.


Island-SedationDentristryThe practice of sedation dentistry is actually a fairly advanced technique. However, this is a practice that has grown to be quite common even within a lot of the general dentistry practices to help deal with patient issues. These issues can include everything from restlessness to anxiety and or phobia of dentists in general.

The art of sedation during dentistry can be defined as a process used to help with fear, stress, irritability or anxiety simply by introducing a sedative such as an agent or drug. Not only can sedation dentistry help with the lessening of of discomfort and fear in a patient but it can also work to enhance the process of recovery and relaxation overall. Generally speaking, there are three different ways that a dentist can provide sedation for dental patients.

With oral sedation, the patient will be given a small pill approximately an hour before their appointment. This pill will take effect right around the time that their appointment or the procedure actually begins. When timed correctly, the patient will be drowsy or sedated and ready for the procedure.

Nasal sedation is usually done with the help of laughing gas, which is nitrous oxide gas. The patient inhales the gas through their nose, giving them a feeling of complete relaxation.

Intravenous sedation is the administration of an anesthetic through the blood via a vein in the arm using a needle. This is known to be the fastest method of sedation dentistry as it acts almost immediately.

Whenever a patient is in need of sedation dentistry, their concerns can be discussed with their dental professional. The comfort of the patient is key and the choice for sedation will leave them feeling much better about any sort of procedure that is scheduled. In the end, the patient will be able to receive the dental care that they need without any additional trauma or anxiety.

Island Dental Associates offers sedation for patients who need it. To learn more about how we can make getting your dental procedures done without stress, pain, or anxiety please call us at (516) 565-6565.

As dentists who have been helping people for more than 20 years we understand that many people fear going to the dentist for regular treatment. Because of this we offer sedation dentistry to help patients relax in our office so they can get the care they need.

Island Dental Associates Offers Sedation Dentistry on Long Island

Dental sedation is simply done by the use of a few pills that the patient takes prior to their visit on the day of their visit. Sedation which will help the patient relax and not remember a thing.

We have specialists on staff to handle whatever dental care needs you have. We place implants or extract teeth, partials, dentures, and crowns. We offer the use of our in house dental lab which gives us a fast turnaround time for any prosthetics that need to be fabricated.

Sedation is easy and simple. It helps you relax and we also use nitrous oxide which is known as sweet air or laughing gas as well. And, if necessary, we can  give a little bit of local anesthetic.

So give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help you and go over all your treatment options that are available. Insurance is accepted.

Give us a call for your free consultation at 516-348-8500. Let us show you how sedation dentistry can make you relax in the dental office.

A dentist treating a sedated patientSedation dentistry is a superb choice for individuals with a fear of dental practices and procedures who need work done in their mouth. With this procedure, the patient is given either oral or intravenous sedation medication which allows them to remain unconscious throughout their procedure. The practice of using sedation during dental procedures is becoming increasingly popular across the country.

Sedation dentistry often allows a patient to effectively address multiple concerns during one visit. This helps not only with the fear that patients sometimes experience, but it can also make scheduling easier for busy individuals with hectic schedules. When both fear and scheduling concerns are addressed, finding a remedy for painful dental concerns becomes that much easier to achieve.

In addition to allowing patients to benefit from multiple procedures being performed in one visit, this practice often shortens healing time by reducing stress and the impact it can have on the body.

Sedation dentistry is a great option for anyone who is afraid of sitting in the dental chair. It makes complicated procedures possible while minimizing both pain and the number of visits necessary to achieve a healthy smile.

We invite you to call our Franklin Square dental office office today at (516) 565-6565 to discuss this option with us if you believe it would be of benefit to you.

Question: Doc, a lot of people are afraid of going to the dentist. I happen to be one of them. Why shouldn’t I be afraid?

Dr. Eric Weinstein
Dr. Eric Weinstein

Answer: I can understand the fear and the apprehension and the possibility of discomfort when going to the dentist. However, today’s technologies and the services that we offer at Island Dental Associates can eliminate that fear.

There’s no reason to fear what we do. First of all, we use top of the line anesthetics which will numb the gum before we even proceed with any type of treatment. We also offer sedation dentistry which is one of the most common ways of removing the anxiety out of going to the dentist.

With sedation the patient will come in and have their treatment, however, they won’t remember a thing about the services that were rendered and they certainly won’t experience any discomfort. They’ll have all the treatment most likely completed in one day so there’s no need to return for follow up care because all the treatment can be completed in one day, which makes it a lot easier for the patient and therefore they can have everything done that they’ve been wanting to have done without having the fear of multiple visits that accompany in order to complete the treatment.

Sedation dentistry is completely safe, it’s applicable to most patients. If you have any questions about being sedated for your dental treatment then give us a call at (516) 565-6565.