Sedation Dentistry in Roslyn Heights

Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP provides Sedation Dentistry services in Roslyn Heights, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps patients to relax during their dental procedures. Sometimes, the anticipation of dental work can increase stress and cause anxiety in kids of all ages. Because of this, having options to make patients calm and comfortable is both beneficial to the child and the dental team. 

There are different types of sedation available based on the need and the procedure.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist and undergoing certain procedures is necessary to maintain a high degree of oral health. Sedation dentistry makes it possible. Check out these benefits: 

  • Relieves nervousness and anxiety – and increases comfort
  • Reduces gag reflex issues
  • Allows the dentist to work more efficiently

Procedures Offered

Local Anesthesia. A topical or injected anesthetic that focuses on treating pain in specific, localized areas. It wears off within a couple of hours after treatment.

Nitrous Oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is breathed through the nose normally throughout the length of the treatment. Patients feel calm and comfortable very quickly after putting it on and the effects wear off moments after the gas is removed. 

IV Sedation. This is often referred to as general anesthesia and is done under the careful supervision of an anesthesiologist. Different medications are used to allow the patient to sleep while being treated. This method is often reserved for those undergoing more invasive dental procedures.

Why Choose Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP?

At Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP, we want what is best for your child. We are the dental team that listens to your concerns, answers all your questions, and cares for your child. We also understand that sometimes kids have anxiety when they come to see us – or when they have to undergo certain dental procedures, regardless of how gentle and skilled our team is. 

To make the experience more pleasant, we offer a level of anesthesia that will be well-suited for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sedation dentistry safe? 

Yes. Sedation dentistry is safe. As with anything, however, there are potential risks. Though, these are very rare. We will be more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

Do you feel pain with sedation dentistry? 

No, you do not feel pain when you are sedated. 

How long does dental sedation last? 

It depends on the type of sedation used. Your dentist will be able to explain the details of the sedation used based on your child’s personalized treatment.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.