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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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.View on Google
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Types of Sedation Dentistry
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.
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 $250.
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.
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She Overcame Dental Anxiety with Sedation
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