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Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Aaronson & Associates

Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

If you struggle with dental anxiety or require oral surgery, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implant placement, the expert dental team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates in Midtown East, Manhattan, is here for you. They offer sedation dentistry to help you relax or fall asleep during your treatment. Call the New York City office to learn more about sedation dentistry options or schedule an appointment online today.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry at Dr. Aaronson & Associates includes medications you receive via inhalation, oral medicine, or an IV to help you feel sleepy, relaxed, or fall asleep in many cases. 

The experts at Dr. Aaronson & Associates offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to match your needs and preferences.

What are the types of sedation dentistry?

Some of the types of sedation available at Dr. Aaronson & Associates include:

Inhaled sedation

Dr. Aaronson & Associates offers nitrous oxide gas breathed through a mask to help you feel relaxed and less anxious during dental procedures. The effects wear off quickly afterwardt, so you may be able to drive yourself home afterward.

Oral sedation

With oral sedation, you take a pill about an hour before the procedure. It makes you drowsy or fall asleep during your treatment. You must have someone drive you home after receiving oral sedation. 

IV sedation

With IV sedation, you receive sedative medication intravenously through a vein in your arm or hand, so it works quickly. You must have a friend or family member drive you home after IV sedation.

Why might I need sedation?

You may need sedation dentistry if you have or need the following:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Tooth pain
  • Severe tooth decay or damage
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals
  • Dental implant placement
  • Other dental procedures

In addition to offering sedation dentistry, Dr. Aaronson & Associates specialists provide local anesthesia when needed to numb the treatment area and ensure you avoid discomfort. 

Which type of sedation dentistry is right for me?

To find out which type of sedation dentistry best matches your needs, your provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They examine your teeth and gums, take dental X-rays if needed, and discuss your preferences. 

Your dentist lets you know what to expect before, during, and after sedation dentistry to achieve the best outcome. They tailor dental treatments based on your specific needs, and you have a voice in your care, treatment plan, and sedation options.

To learn more about sedation dentistry at Dr. Aaronson & Associates, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.