Most people are able to visit the dentist without any major problems. There may be some nervousness and some dread about whether or not they’ll receive a clean bill of health, but in most cases, patients are able to make dental appointments and keep them. There are some patients, however, who suffer from dental anxiety. This is a type of anxiety triggered by the thought of going to the dentist that is so strong that it prevents individuals from getting to the dentist’s office when they need to, whether it is for a routine cleaning or a needed treatment. This can have serious consequences, especially when the needed procedure is a dental filling or root canal. Fortunately, help is available with sedation dentistry. There are several types of sedation available at Smile Huntington to meet your needs in Huntington, NY.
Sedatives come in several forms and work to either calm you or put you fully to sleep. Before administering any type of sedation, your dentist will check on whether you are currently on any medications as it can interfere with the sedation.
Sedatives can be administered as a gas, a pill (oral medication), or intravenously. Each type causes a varying level of consciousness.
To learn more about sedation dentistry in Huntington, NY and whether it is right for you, come visit us at Smile Huntington.