Sedation Dentistry in NYC

Every trip to the dentist, even for advisory purposes, is always associated with pain and negativity in patients. Even using local anesthetics does not improve the situation with psychological discomfort.

This is especially susceptible to people who lead an active lifestyle overflowing with experiences, stress, and a small opportunity for recreation. Therefore, doctors began to use sedation in dentistry actively. The method is used only in licensed departments, and highly qualified specialists are involved.

Aesthetic Dental provides dental treatment and preventive procedures with complete comfort and without any pain. All manipulations are accompanied by sedation and local anesthesia, and in case of emergency, general anesthesia is used.

The importance of sedation in dentistry →

Sedation reduces the level of physical and mental activity, reducing the mobility and tone level of the patient. In dentistry, it is used to relax a person. At the same time, the patient himself remains conscious. In most cases, sedation is unnecessary.

It is essential to understand that sedation is not anesthesia, not medication, sleep, and not even anesthesia. This is precisely the relaxation, relaxation of the patient. At the same time, a person remains conscious, but his mental and physical activity remains.

The patient also feels all the manipulations of the dentist, as usual. However, he cannot react quickly to them because the muscles are relaxed, and psychological activity is reduced.

As a result, even a patient in a state of sedation requires anesthesia. Sedation is accompanied by local anesthesia, so it is not scary or painful.

Sedation in dentistry is necessary in a limited number of cases. It is used if the patient is hyperactive, mobile, or trying to escape or hit the doctor. When the patient is in extreme fear, horror, and panic. Sedation is also necessary for patients who suffer from diseases that cause uncontrolled physical or mental activity, such as epilepsy.

The Aesthetic Dental Clinic performs sedation simply at the request of the patient.

The effect of sedation is achieved by inhaling nitrous oxide, the so-called laughing gas or medical injections, which provides comfortable conditions for staying in the dental chair. This sedation method is safe, non-addictive, and can be used in the treatment of both adults and children.

Specialists distinguish between superficial and deep sedation. Simple sedation is due to the maximum relaxation of the body and the suppression of fear with the complete preservation of all body functions and the ability to communicate, if necessary, verbally. Deep sedation is characterized by a condition close to general anesthesia; consciousness is completely turned off, and the basic reflexes are somewhat suppressed.

To apply deep sedation, the patient must undergo thorough training. This includes a comprehensive patient examination, drug preparation, and refusal to eat 3-4 hours before surgery. After carrying out all the procedures, the patient should remain under the supervision of doctors for some time.

Pros and cons of sedation →

Sedation and its types, like any interference in the body, may have contraindications. Usually, before applying any sedation methods, the Aesthetic Dental doctor finds out specific nuances that may prevent creating a comfortable state of health during dental treatment.

Sedation does not have many advantages. First, it is much easier to carry out various manipulations with a relaxed patient – he does not scream, twitch, or try to escape from the doctor.

The second is that the patient does not have negative impressions from visiting the dentist. He does not acquire a sense of fear and, in the future, will go to the doctor more often, which will help prevent many diseases and problems with the oral cavity.

But the disadvantages of the procedure are much more significant.

Before sedation, it is necessary to pass tests and consult an anesthesiologist. This is required to eliminate any risks associated with being in a state of relaxation.

The patient should be under the supervision of a physician for at least 1 hour after sedation. Therefore, Aesthetic Dental has a room where a person is monitored after the procedures.

Dentists do not recommend resorting to sedation in the treatment of children under four years of age, as well as patients who have problems with the respiratory system, respiratory diseases, epileptic seizures, allergies to sedatives, and increased intracranial pressure.

Experienced dentists and anesthesiologists at Aesthetic Dental individually select the appropriate method of calming the patient during dental treatment so that neither adults nor children feel this procedure causes discomfort and does not cause negative emotions in them. The dentist and anesthesiologist select the type of anesthesia and the type of sedatives based on the general condition of the patient and the characteristics of his body.


Sedation helps the patient to relax during dental treatment. Throughout the treatment, you inhale the soothing gas through the mask. This makes it possible to get used to the treatment process gradually.

Dentists for sedation use a gas-air mixture with nitrous oxide – the so-called “laughing gas” – in a strictly dosed proportion. The patient breathes through a mask or nasal oxygen catheter with this mixture.

Anesthesia allows you to treat your teeth in a dream, while sedation helps to relax during the examination. The patient is conscious and can communicate with the doctor – answer questions, clarify symptoms, and share sensations. The soothing gas is inhaled through a mask. The effect of sedation for children stops immediately after the mask is removed.

Sedation can cause a malfunction in breathing and the cardiovascular system. Modern studies show a high probability of cognitive impairment in dental treatment in children under sedation caused by damage to brain neurons.

Sedation can be performed as many times as you like. Every other day and every day. Drugs that achieve sedation are very quickly – within a few minutes – excreted from the body.