Wake up to a new smile!
Sedation dentistry at Embury Family Dentistry will change what you think about going to the dentist. We offer stress-free dentistry through a range of sedation options. 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 obviously 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 are in good company. Dental fears affect 1 in 4 people. It is a major stumbling block for many people. We can be the help you need to relax so that important tooth repair can be completed without worry.
You will be amazed at how much dental work can be accomplished 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 done.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
You are given a small pill to take prior to 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, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, our experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs. When your treatment is completed 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 the control and take command of your dental health. No more discomfort. No more embarrassment. No more time wasted.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Oral Conscious Sedation dentistry is performed under the supervision of specially trained dentists. 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 requires the completion of a 60 hour course. There are strict requirements for course content, including practical experience sedating patients, as well as 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. Krutchick has completed this training. Dr. Embury has received some sedation training also.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, Dr. Krutchick, Dr. Embury, and their team can answer your dental sedation questions. Request an appointment with our online form, or call us at 877-592-7897.
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