Sedation Dentistry

We understand that dental anxiety is a real thing that normal people struggle with.  If you haven’t been to the dentist in years due to anxiety or if you have trouble with Novocain, sedation dentistry at Vestal Dental Associates could be a great option for you. 

We’ve been practicing sedation dentistry for years and we bring that experience to patients to help keep them calm and comfortable during their procedure.  The worst thing you can do for your current and future dental health is to delay your trip for a cleaning or put off pain your experiencing due to a fear of the dental chair.  At your preliminary meeting, we take the time to discuss how sedation dentistry works, what you’ll experience and what to expect during and after your procedure.   Our modern sedation dental suite offers new technology and new treatments in a calm, soothing environment that not only makes your dental work tolerable, but very comfortable and relaxing.

Sedation dentistry can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:

  •   High dental anxiety and fear
  •   A severe gag reflex
  •   Time constraints—those who need to get more dentistry done in fewer visits
  •   Chronic or acute jaw soreness
  •   Physical limitations such as back and neck problems
  •   Difficulty getting numb
  •   A reluctance to previously complete treatment plans
  •   Extensive treatment needs
  •   A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while they are fully relaxed

At Vestal Dental Associates, we offer multiple sedation options that will work for any patient.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Under oral sedation dentistry, our patients are given an oral sedative, which puts them into a very drowsy, sleepy state, but they are not unconscious.  Patients remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli, and this also reduces their sense of pain.

Sometimes referred to as “sleep” or “relaxation” dentistry, the terms describe the sensations most patients experience during their oral sedation appointments. Oral sedation allows our sedation dentists and professional and caring team to help patients become as comfortable as possible.

Nitrous Oxide Dentistry

If you are often nervous before or during dental treatment, nitrous oxide administered by our Vestal sedation dental office can help our patients to be relaxed and calm during their appointment.

The nitrous oxide gas is administered with a comfortable mask placed over the nose, and our patients are instructed to breathe in through the nose and out through their mouth.

As a precaution, we require all of our patients to have plans for a friend or family member to drive them home so we ask that arrangements are made prior to your sedation appointment.

Schedule you Sedation Dental Treatment Today

Vestal Dental Associates provides sedation dental treatment to patients who reside in Vestal NY and the greater Binghamton area.  You’ll find our team caring and compassionate and you’ll feel like a member of our family from the time you step into our office, to the time you walk out our door with a smile.  To schedule your sedation dental consultation, fill out the form on this page or call our office at 607-785-3339.

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