3V Dental in Port Washington, NY is Proud to Offer Nitrous Oxide and Sedation Dentistry
Now, this isn’t really a service in itself, it’s used to make other treatment more comfortable when visiting our local Port Washington dental office. This is the famous dental anesthetic. It’s safe, has proven effective over a long period of time, and is pleasant. You will be given a mask that allows you to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. In about 30 seconds to 4 minutes you will notice a more sedate feeling, and your cheek and gums may go numb. After this any needed local anesthetic is applied and treatment begins. Afterwards, you will be given pure oxygen to breathe for about five minutes to dissipate the effects of the nitrous and return you to a normal state.
According to the ADA, For some dental visits, your dentist may use a sedative, which can induce moderate sedation. Sedatives can be administered before or during dental procedures. Sedation methods include inhalation (using nitrous oxide), oral (by taking a pill) and intravenous (by injection). More complex treatments may require drugs that can induce deep sedation, reducing consciousness in order to relieve both pain and anxiety. On occasion, general anesthesia can be used, in which drugs cause a temporary loss of consciousness.
Your smile is one of the first features people notice when they meet you. If there’s anything about your smile or your overall dental health that could use improvement, or if you’re in need of regular dental care that’s essential to your overall health, it’s important to find a dental professional you can trust. At our dental office, we’d be honored to help you achieve your goal of having healthy teeth and a confident smile.
Sedation Dentistry at 3V Dental in Port Washington
At 3V Dental Associates, we’ve built a reputation for innovation and industry expertise in dentistry. We’re known for providing patients with comprehensive, gentle care in a state-of-the art environment. One of our specialties is sedation dentistry, utilizing nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”. When it comes to visiting the dentist, many people simply avoid getting the treatment they need and deserve due to anxiety about experiencing pain during a dental visit. Thankfully, with the recent advent of sedation dentistry options, you can finally have your dental needs met without having to worry about any experiencing discomfort in the process. Instead, you’ll enjoy relaxing rest and wake up with your dental work completed.
A Painless and Anxiety Free Dentist Visit on Main St. in Port Washington
Aside from sedation dentistry, we offer a variety of different dental services from general dentistry, to emergency dental care, to cosmetic dentistry. Whether you simply need a routine checkup and cleaning, you’re interested in improving your smile, or you are experiencing an urgent dental problem, we can provide you with the professional, friendly service and care you deserve. We’d be happy to discuss your dental needs and our available options with you. Visitors to our office can expect to receive:
- Prompt service
- Reasonable rates
- Exceptional care
We’d be honored to help you enhance your smile and your lifestyle. To find out more about our cutting-edge dental services or to schedule an appointment, call our office today.
This article has been reviewed and/or authored by Dr. Irina Kellerman