Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Does the thought of a visit to the dentist make you anxious? Do you have health issues that make sitting for long periods uncomfortable?

Dr. Brian Hirschfield in Lakeville, NY, provides sedation to help you feel completely relaxed under his care.

Sound like something that could help you?

An Effective Treatment

 with Valuable Benefits

Maximum Comfort

Sedation can alleviate anxiety and allow you to achieve a state of near-sleep.

Better Efficiency

Dr. Hirschfield can treat you more quickly and effectively when you feel at ease.

Better Health

Sedation can help you receive the treatment you need.

Cost Savings

Generally speaking, the timelier the care, the less expensive the treatment.

Reduced Gag Reflex

A sensitive gag reflex makes it hard to perform dentistry treatment; sedation helps.

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If you experience dental phobia, you are not alone. It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of the population experiences dental phobia, but with sedation dentistry techniques offered at our practice, we can help ease your worries. Our Lakeville practice offers various options, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

Is sedation right for me?

You May Be a Good Candidate

if You Have:

Extreme Anxiety

Sedation can benefit those who avoid the dentist due to fear.

Health Issues

Conditions like arthritis can make it difficult to sit comfortably through treatment.

Special Needs

Special needs patients may have difficulty sitting still in the dentist's chair.

Sensitive Gag Reflex

An especially sensitive gag reflex can make it difficult to deliver treatment.

Extensive Treatment

Dental implant recipients, for example, often choose to receive sedation.

Sedation Is Most Often 

Recommended to Ease Dental Anxiety

Many find visits to the dentist to be stressful. For some, this stress can be crippling enough to avoid dental care completely. This often leads to severe oral health problems, from gum disease to tooth loss

Dental sedation is a popular option for easing stress during an appointment. Dr. Hirschfield can provide sedation for almost any procedure, from root canal therapy to your biannual cleaning. 

You May Not Qualify 

for Sedation if You...

Are in Poor Health

Conditions such as glaucoma, COPD, and depression may restrict your candidacy for some types of sedation. 

Are Pregnant

The further into your pregnancy you are, the less likely you are to qualify for sedation. 

Suffer from Allergies

If you are allergic to medications such as benzodiazepines, this could make sedation risky. Inform your doctor of any allergies to ensure your safety. 

What to Expect

 after the Procedure

The type of sedation you receive will determine how quickly it wears off. While the effects of nitrous oxide fade quickly, the effects of oral sedatives or IV sedation will usually linger for several hours. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home if you receive these types of sedation. 

Grey-haired woman smiling in the dentist's chairMillions of Americans suffer from dental phobia, or fear of the dentist. Unfortunately, this fear can often prevent patients from receiving the care they need, leading to further oral health concerns and increased anxiety. If you are seeking a compassionate dentists who is highly skilled in sedation dentistry, turn to Dr. Brian Hirschfield in Lakeville, NY. Dr. Hirschfield has completed extensive training in the field, and he offers both oral and intravenous (IV) sedation. When you arrive for a consultation, we will review each option and carefully determine the type of sedation that is right for you. Contact Lakeview Dental today to learn more.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

At Lakeview Dental in Lakeville, we recognize that dental anxiety is a serious concern for many patients. We choose to offer oral and IV sedation because we want all of the patients who visit our practice to have comfortable and positive experiences. Oral and IV sedation are designed to put you in a state of deep relaxation while allowing you to remain awake.

No matter if you will be undergoing a routine filling or a more extensive procedure such as a dental extraction, sedation dentistry can help you relax and receive the quality treatment you deserve. In addition, we often recommend sedation for patients who are undergoing dental implants placement, tooth extraction, bone grafting, or root canal therapy, even if they do not suffer from a form of dental phobia. Finally, if you have a strong gag reflex or you have found local anesthetic to be ineffective, dental sedation can help to make your procedure more relaxing.

What Is Oral Sedation?

If you choose oral sedation, we will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication in pill form. You will take the medication before arriving at our office, helping to ensure a comfortable visit from start to finish. The strength of medication will be carefully determined based on your level of anxiety. It is possible to induce a state of twilight sleep with oral sedation by prescribing a stronger dosage. In this state, you will still be able to answer questions and respond to commands. However, you will remember little or nothing about the actual procedure. Since any form of sedation causes drowsiness, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment.

What is IV Sedation?

With IV sedation, we will administer medications directly to the bloodstream to help you remain at ease. In many cases, we recommend IV sedation because it allows Dr. Hirschfield to adjust medication levels throughout the course of treatment. Dr. Hirschfield has completed more than 90 hours of specialized education on IV sedation and received certification from the state of New York, making him one of the most well-trained sedation dentists in the Lakeville area.

Learn More about Our Sedation Options

Our sedation dentistry options have helped countless patients overcome dental phobia. To learn more about sedation dentistry and find out which method may be the most appropriate for your needs, schedule an appointment at Lakeview Dental online or call our Lakeville office at (585) 346-3028.



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