Fifth Avenue Dental Sleep Dentistry
If you’re like many people, visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety and stress. But what if you could make your dental appointment stress-free? At Fifth Avenue Dental, we offer sleep dentistry to help make your experience more comfortable. Sedating a patient allows the dentist to work freely, and help those who suffer from dental phobias or who have difficulty getting numb for traditional dental procedures. With this service, patients can enjoy their treatment without fear or discomfort.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, is a type of dental care that uses medication to help patients relax during their treatment. This can be helpful for patients who have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist, as well as those who need to have extensive dental work done. There are no restrictions on what type of dental procedures can be done under sedation. Our expert staff will discuss the best option for you based on your needs and level of anxiety.
Why use Sleep Dentistry?
It is a great option for patients who have dental anxiety or who need to have multiple procedures done at one time. At Fifth Avenue Dental, we offer three different types of sedation – nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation – so that our patients can choose the option that is best for them.
Light Sedation - Nitrous oxide is a gas that you breathe in through a mask during your procedure. It relaxes you and makes you feel lightheaded. The gas wears off quickly, so you will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Medium Sedation - Oral conscious sedation is a pill that you take before your procedure. It will make you drowsy but you will still be awake during your appointment. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.
Deep Sedation - This can be done by using a mask or through IV sedation is administered through a small IV in your hand or arm. You will be in a deep sleep during your procedure and will not remember anything afterwards. You will need someone to drive you home.
At Fifth Avenue Dental, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. That’s why we offer sleep dentistry options for those who need it. If you have any questions about which type of sedation would be best for you, please give us a call!
Can anyone use Sleep Dentistry?
Yes! Sleep dentistry (also called sedation dentistry) is a great option for anyone who experiences anxiety when visiting the dentist or who has difficulty getting numb. It’s also a good choice for people with complex dental needs who want to have multiple procedures completed in one visit.
The process involves the use of medication to help you relax during your dental procedure. You will be closely monitored by our experienced staff throughout the procedure to ensure your safety.
If you think sleep dentistry might be right for you, please contact us at Fifth Avenue Dental. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you schedule an appointment.