Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin foster a safe and judgment-free dental office in Oyster Bay, NY. We welcome patients who suffer from fear of the dentist or dental anxiety with open arms. People who suffer from these conditions often skip their routine visits to the dentist. This typically leads to gum disease, extensive tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
Dental anxiety is easily one of the leading causes of poor dental health in adults. Complex dental problems can interfere with daily life and diminish the quality of life due to pain and aesthetic issues. Not only that, it can be very expensive and painful to correct the damage. Our Oyster Bay dentist office offers sedation dentistry to combat these issues.
Corbin Dental in Oyster Bay, NY is proud to offer sedation options to help them get the necessary dental treatments they need without fear or anxiety. Keep in mind that dental sedation is different from general anesthesia. We do not offer IV sedation. During your first dental exam or consultation, it is important to share your condition with your dentist. They will then be able to offer sedation options that could work for you.
Sedation Dentistry Options At Corbin Dental
Corbin Dental offers both types of sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Both of these methods will help you feel calm and totally relaxed while getting the dental treatments you need. It will allow your Oyster Bay, NY dentist office to perform more treatments in a single visit. Most people report that they do not remember very much from the appointment and some even fall asleep. Dental sedation is safe and effective with minimal side effects.
Nitrous oxide has been used for many years to safely help patients stay relaxed and anxiety-free while at the dentist. It is an odorless gas, typically called “laughing gas,” that the patient will continuously breathe in. A small cannula will sit just beneath the nose to deliver gas during the entire treatment.
This popular relaxation technique will help reduce the fear and anxiety that many may feel about being at the dentist. Patients will have full control over their breathing and will actually be awake, just in a deep state of relaxation. When the treatment is over, we will remove the gas and the effects will wear off shortly. Patients will be able to drive themselves to and from the appointment with no issues.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a very light state of relaxation. During this lowered level of consciousness, patients will still be able to breathe normally and maintain movement independently yet will feel very drowsy. It is administered via a pill form that will require a prescription. The first dose will be taken at home before the scheduled appointment.
Since the patient will feel very tired and drowsy, they will need to have transportation to the appointment. Oral sedation takes a few hours to wear off so they will also need transportation home after their treatment is complete.
Who Benefits From Sedation Dentistry?
Most typically, sedation dentistry is used for patients that have dental fear or anxiety. It allows them to get the dental treatment they need while being able to be calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. However, these aren’t the only patients that can benefit. Many other groups of people can benefit from sedation too.
For instance, sedation is ideal if you have an extensive procedure or need multiple procedures. With sedation, these can be done in one sitting. It can keep you relaxed and allow the dentist more freedom to work in your mouth. It can help patients with severe gag reflexes too. When you have a gag reflex, it basically fights the dentist as he tries to work. It’s not comfortable for you, either. Sedation can help do dull this reflex so that dental work is easier for both of you.
Sedation is beneficial for younger patients that need a more extensive procedure. Patients with movement disorders can benefit too. Involuntary moving and jerking can put patients in danger. No matter how good a dentist is, there’s always a risk while using sharp dental tools in a small area. Sedation makes oral health procedures safer for patients that have these conditions.
Call Today to Learn More About Sedation Dentistry
If you want to have dental work done without the painful memories, soreness from tensing up, and anxiety, then call Corbin Dental today. Learn more about our sedation options for complex dental procedures. You can reach our Oyster Bay, NY dentist office at (718) 631-7051 or you can schedule an appointment online.
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Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay are a family owned and operated Bayside and Oyster Bay dentist offices for patients of all ages. Our team is committed to improving smiles through patient-focused comprehensive dentistry.