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 dentistry to help you feel completely relaxed under his care.
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About Sedation Dentistry
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Many people grow stressed when they think about visits to the dentist. For some, this stress can be crippling enough to avoid dental care completely. While avoiding the dentist can reduce anxiety in the short-term, it often leads to severe health problems including gum disease, tooth pain, and tooth loss.
We strive to provide the most comfortable experience for our patients. Dr. Hirschfield is a highly experienced dentist who has helped anxious patients overcome their fears for over 30 years. He offers sedation dentistry for almost any procedure, from root canal therapy to your biannual cleaning. There is no need to delay treatment at Lakeview Dental in Lakeville, NY. Schedule an appointment today online or by calling:
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Is sedation dentistry right for me?
Dental Phobia Is More Common Than You Think
You have options when it comes to sedation dentistry...
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Hirschfield offers three types of sedation at our Lakeville, NY, dental practice: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. When you arrive for a consultation, we will review each option and determine which one is right for you based on your dentistry needs, your level of anxiety, and your budget.
In addition to local anesthesia, which numbs the treatment site, we offer:
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a type of sedative inhaled through a gas mask. The dentist can control the amount of laughing gas you receive, and while you will not lose consciousness, you will be highly relaxed. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly and you should feel back to normal within an hour after your dental procedure.
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 to ensure a comfortable visit from start to finish. The strength of medication will be carefully determined based on your weight and your level of anxiety. With oral conscious sedation, you will still be able to answer questions and respond to direction. Since any form of sedation causes drowsiness, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment.
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, NY, area. We can also use intravenous techniques to provide general anesthesia, during which patients are completely unconscious.
Are there any reasons I wouldn't qualify for sedation dentistry?
Sedation Can Be Used for All Services
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At Lakeview Dental, we recognize that dental anxiety is a serious concern for many patients. Our team is comprised of compassionate, understanding professionals that are driven to provide comfortable and positive experiences.
Our sedation dentistry options have helped countless patients overcome dental phobia and comfortably receive the dentistry they need. Whether you are receiving a routine filling, cosmetic dentistry, or complex restorative dental care, sedation will help you relax. Trust our Lakeville, NY, doctors to have your best interests in mind and provide the care you deserve. To talk to us about our sedation services, contact us online or call:
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I love this practice and have been a patient since 1985. I am comfortable with both Dr. Hirschfield and Dr. Brenda. They are amazing dentist. The hygienist are always friendly and do an amazing job taking care of your teeth. The front desk staff is always friendly and smiling. As much as anyone can enjoy going to the dentist I do I would recommend this office and practice to anyone!View On Google
I was a little worried about this procedure but did not need to be. Dr. Flores-Sousa and the assistant are very efficient and kept me more than comfortable. They worked together smoothly and made sure that I was OK throughout the procedure. They answered my questions without hesitation and made me feel as through I was an important part of the procedure.View On Google
What to Expect before, during, and after Your Procedure
We Encourage Patients to Plan Ahead
The aftereffects will vary widely depending on the type of sedative you receive. While the effects of nitrous oxide fade quickly, the effects of oral sedation or IV sedation will usually linger for several hours.
It is best to be well-informed about what to expect and any possible complications so that patients can plan ahead.
Potential Side Effects
You can expect to be a little drowsy after receiving any sedative.
Some patients experience temporarily blurry vision, which can make driving and other daily tasks more dangerous.
Lack of Concentration
It is typical for patients to be less alert due to sedatives. You may experience problems concentrating or following instructions.
Impaired Hand-Eye Coordination
You shouldn't drive or operate machinery if you are experiencing any lingering side effects. If you opt for sedation dentistry, plan ahead to have someone take you home after your dental procedure.
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Dr. Hirschfield and all of the staff at Lakeview Dental have been fantastic. I have had a fear of going to the dentist for years but Dr. Hirschfield made me feel at ease while he explained all of my options with me. I have now been back for several visits including a cleaning and to take care of some cavities. We are now working on a plan for my future to make sure I keep my teeth for the long haul! I highly recommend Lakeview Dental and especially Dr. Hirschfield and my dental hygienist Nicole!!View On Google
My experience at lake view dental was incredible. The staff was extremely helpful and patient and Dr. Hirschfield went above and beyond my expectations. My anxiety and fear of dentists has subsided due to the friendliness and down to earth atmosphere this dental office offers.View On Google