Sedation Dentistry in Long Island
At Massapequa Family Dentistry, we know that visiting the dentist can sometimes make you feel anxious, especially if you need advanced care. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry to make your dental experience relaxed and comfortable.
Our goal is to enable you to receive the care you need without feeling nervous or unsure. Dr. Douglas J. Saggio and Dr. Evan N. Polymeris provide high-quality treatments with a gentle approach. When combined with our dental sedation services, we can deliver a truly first-rate experience.
Our team is passionate about helping you get the dental care you need. To learn more about our dental sedation options in Long Island, contact our office and schedule your visit today!
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How Can Sedation Dentistry Help Me?
Sedation dentistry is a highly effective and valuable service for those who experience dental anxiety. Feeling anxious about dental appointments is perfectly normal and nothing to be embarrassed by. It often stems from a previous bad experience or something we learned from a family member who had their own fears. Whatever the reason, our team at Massapequa Family Dentistry offers quality care without judgment.
Our dental sedation is designed to help your visits become easier and less stressful for you. Being able to relax while you’re in the chair has numerous benefits. Not only will your oral health improve by receiving professional care, but you’ll enjoy a better experience and feel confident about our dentist and team. With repeated successful visits, you may even find that your anxiety starts to fade as you become more positive about the care you’ve received.
Dental Sedation Options We Offer
Our Long Island dentists offer nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide sedation is available for both children and adults, and it won’t leave you feeling groggy after your visit. This type of sedation can be used for many treatments, such as a filling or a simple cleaning and exam. Naturally, we also offer localized anesthetics through injections or topical numbing agents that make treatment more comfortable for you.
What to Expect from Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you’ve never had laughing gas sedation before, you likely have questions. We are often asked things like “Does laughing gas knock you out?” or “What is dental sedation like?” We’re happy to provide answers and help you feel fully prepared for your dental treatment.
Nitrous oxide is a gentle sedative that you breathe in through a mask over your nose and mouth. The sedation leaves you alert and able to have conversations, but eases your anxiety and relaxes you. You’ll be fully aware of everything going on during your treatment, and after your visit is done, you can return to your normal routine.
Is Sedation Safe?
When performed by a professional, dental sedation is both safe and effective. We administer a controlled amount to help you relax during your treatment and recover quickly after your care is complete. Our dentists will talk with you beforehand to ensure you feel informed and address any concerns. We also discuss your medical history so that any risk of complications can be avoided.
Can Kids Receive Dental Sedation?
Nitrous oxide sedation is very mild and can be used on children as well as adults and seniors. Children who are scared or stressed at dental appointments can benefit greatly from sedation. Your child’s early dental experiences can shape how they feel about dentists as adults and whether they will seek out the care they need. That’s why it’s important to do whatever we can to help them feel safe, relaxed, and at home during dental visits.
If your child feels nervous during dental visits, our team is here to help. We always approach kids with gentleness and a positive attitude and educate them in kid-friendly language so they can see that the dental office isn’t a scary place. Combining this approach with safe sedation dentistry can make visits calmer, less stressful, and more enjoyable for your child and you.
Positive experiences help your child build confidence in dentistry, so they will continue to take care of their teeth as an adult and enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Dentistry You Can Trust in Long Island
If dental anxiety is holding you back from dealing with painful and frustrating oral health problems, our team at Massapequa Family Dentistry is here for you. We welcome you with compassion and personalized care, and we’ll do all we can to help you enjoy your journey to a healthy smile.
Sedation dentistry is a valuable tool that helps us make treatment possible for anyone who needs it. Contact our dentists in Long Island to find out if dental sedation is the right choice for you. We look forward to helping you gain confidence and a healthier smile.
CALL US: (516) 735-6358 REQUEST APPOINTMENT