Wake up to a new smile!
Dental fears affect one in four people. It is a major stumbling block for many people. But sedation dentistry is stress-free dentistry through a range of sedation options that help you relax throughout your appointment. Embury Family Dentistry will change what you think about going to the dentist. We can help you relax so that Dr. Embury can complete the necessary tooth repair.
You’ll know that the dental work was done but have little memory of how it happened. Do you flinch every time you even think about visiting the dentist? Even though you need some work done, you put off making the appointment. No more cold feet and backing out of dentist appointments because you’re afraid of the pain. We can make this painless for you.
You will be amazed at how much dental work Dr. Embury can accomplish while you are sedated. We can restore years of neglect in just one or two visits. We can replace broken crowns, fix bridges, repair chipped teeth, heal painful gums, whiten discolored teeth, and more. It will go so quickly; even the busiest schedule can accommodate the work you need.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
We give you a small pill to take before your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to our office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. When you arrive in our office, we will escort you into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, the experienced clinical team at Embury Family Dentistry will take care of your dental needs. After your treatment, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
With sedation dentistry, there is nothing to fear. It’s time to take back control and take command of your dental health. No more discomfort. No more embarrassment. No more time wasted.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Specially trained dentists supervise oral conscious sedation dentistry. As any treatment has potential risks and benefits, the risks of properly administered sedation dentistry are very low. Our office uses a limited number of medications, making it easier to track and reverse problems that may occur on rare occasions. For extra safety, reversing agents are available that can counteract the sedating medication within a few minutes.
What special training is required for a sedation dentistry permit? The American Dental Association (ADA) requires the completion of a 60-hour course. There are strict requirements for course content, including practical experience sedating patients and extensive classroom instruction.
Most states follow the ADA’s 60-hour recommendation. However, New York’s requirements are even more extensive. They require an additional 20 hours of training. Few general dentists fulfill these requirements. Therefore relatively few dentists can provide oral conscious sedation at this time. Dr. Embury has completed this training.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, Dr. Embury can answer your dental sedation questions. Request an appointment with our online form or call us.
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