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Sedation Dentistry

If you have a dental phobia, dislike the sound of the drill, or need extensive dental work, you may be nervous about seeing the dentist.

Sedation dentistry eases anxiety and allows for more comfortable dentistry visits so you can get the dental care you need.

At Aesthetic Oral Arts in New Hartford, NY, Dr. Timothy Pfister offers all types of sedation dentistry to meet each patient’s dental needs.

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She Overcame Dental Anxiety with Sedation

At our New Hartford, NY, practice, we take patients on complete tours of our facility to reduce apprehension. We also provide sedation options, so patients feel more comfortable in our care. This patient avoided necessary dental care due to her dental anxiety, but our compassionate approach made her feel more confident and relaxed when undergoing treatment.

"He goes out of his way to make sure that you're comfortable."

Get the Care You Need Contact Our New Hartford Dentistry Practice Today

Dental anxiety is more common than you may think, but sedation dentistry options are a fantastic way for you to get the dental care you need. Whether you want nitrous oxide to take the edge off, or desire a deeper level of sedation, our skilled dental team can help. With multiple sedation options, you can rest assured that your dental treatment will be comfortable. Request a free consultation using our online form or call us at:

(315) 724-7121


Read Our 5-Star Reviews "The Staff Relieved My Anxiety"


Chris Lorence


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Dr. Pfister and the team are awesome. I am definitely not a fan of going to the dentist (from some childhood bad experiences a million years ago), and they are patient, kind and understanding. They help me get through it and after I say to myself...that wasn't so bad! Dr. Pfister is caring and genuinely concerned. He even called me the next day to see how I was doing etc etc. Couldn't be happier with him and the whole office.

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Kat Watts


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Kind, understanding, professional staff who relieved my anxiety and examined me thoroughly, THEN came up with a comprehensive and reasonably priced plan to redeem my mouth. I have been through some dental brutality in the past and I feel confident I will be treated with care and respect in the restoration of my long neglected dental health.

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Comprehensive Options
Types of Sedation Dentistry

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is offered free of charge with any dental treatment. The gas is breathed in through a mask and delivers a temporary feeling of euphoria. The effects of the gas fade once the mask is removed and the patient starts breathing regular oxygen, so you can drive immediately afterward.

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Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is prescribed in pill form and taken before your dental visit. It leaves you with a relaxed, drowsy feeling throughout your procedure. This method does require that you have a friend or family member take you to and from your appointment at our New Hartford practice. Oral sedation also comes with an added fee of $350.

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IV Sedation

IV sedation is the deepest level of sedation available and is typically recommended for extensive dental work or severe anxiety. Sedation drugs are administered intravenously, allowing you to sleep through your treatment and awaken with no memory of it. We work with an IV nurse to make this option even safer for our dental patients.

Like oral sedation, IV sedation requires that a friend or relative accompany you to and from your dentistry appointment, and it comes with an added fee of $450. We will check with your insurance provider to see if the costs of sedation are covered by your plan.

Is Sedation Safe?


Yes. During your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss your medical history and inquire about why you want sedation. Be honest with your dentist about your health and inform him of any medications you're taking so he can determine the safest sedation option for you. Your safety is our top priority so you will be carefully monitored by our dental team throughout treatment. We will do everything we can to keep you comfortable.

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Kind ,caring and compassionate. What a stress free environment. Best experience with a Great staff.

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Lori Tucker


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Wonderful Staff! From the minute I walked in the door I was greeted by staff and felt very comfortable. Extremely Professional and friendly! The absolute best dentist office I've ever been to.

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Dr. Pfister

Aesthetic Oral Arts

The team of friendly dental professionals at Aesthetic Oral Arts is dedicated to providing patients with world-class care using state-of-the-art technology. After listening to your concerns, our dentists can help you achieve an attractive, healthy smile with one of our advanced treatment options. We offer:

  • Free consultations
  • Flexible financing options
  • Same-day dentistry

To schedule an appointment at our dental office serving our community of New Hartford, NY, contact us online or call (315) 724-7121.

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