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Transforming Your Dental Care Experience

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's ideal for those with dental anxiety, phobias, or for procedures that are typically more complex or lengthy. At Grace Dental Care, our focus is on IV sedation, a method known for its efficiency and ability to provide a deeper relaxation state.

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The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

If you’re living with dental anxiety, you’ve come to the right place. Many people suffer from dental anxiety or experience other difficulties receiving dental care. Choosing sedation dentistry at Grace Dental Care offers numerous benefits:

  • Alleviates Anxiety: Perfect for those who fear dental visits, ensuring a stress-free experience.
  • Minimizes Discomfort: Ideal for patients with a low pain threshold or sensitive teeth and gums.
  • Facilitates Complex Procedures: Makes lengthy or multiple treatments in a single visit possible and more bearable.
  • Assists Special Needs Patients: Enables those with physical or cognitive challenges to receive dental care comfortably.
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Procedures Suited for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is versatile, suitable for a wide range of procedures:

  • Dental Implants: Ensures comfort during this intricate procedure.
  • Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Tooth Removal: Alleviates anxiety and discomfort.
  • Periodontal Treatments: Ideal for invasive gum treatments.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Facilitates smile makeovers and complex cosmetic procedures.

IV Sedation: Our Specialized Approach

IV sedation, administered intravenously, is the cornerstone of our sedation dentistry services. This method:

Offers Immediate Relaxation

The effects of IV sedation are almost instantaneous, providing immediate comfort.

Allows Adjustable Levels

Sedation levels can be continuously adjusted to ensure optimal comfort throughout the procedure.

Enhances Procedure Efficiency

With the patient relaxed, procedures can be performed more quickly and smoothly.

Reduces Memory of the Procedure

Most patients have little to no memory of the procedure, a relief for those with severe dental anxiety.

Oral Conscious Sedation: A Gentle Alternative

For those who prefer a less invasive approach, we offer oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a prescribed pill before the procedure, leading to a moderate level of sedation where you remain awake but in a state of deep relaxation.

Your Safety is Our Priority

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Dr. Avinash Cherian

I’m thrilled to serve my patients each day, I can personally ensure they receive the individual attention they deserve – but don’t always get at those big dental offices!
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Dr. Lawrence Lambroia

I’m so proud to have served my community for over 40 years, creating generations of healthy smiles in East Meadow and the surrounding areas!
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Personalized Service

Every patient has unique dental needs and preferences, so we tailor our treatments to each individual. At Grace Dental Care, you're not just a patient but part of our dental family. Each smile we care for is a testament to our commitment to quality and the trust our patients place in us.

Specialized Care

From natural-looking dental implants and precise tooth extractions to advanced oral surgery and custom-fitted dentures, our expertise covers a broad spectrum. For those who may experience anxiety or need extensive dental work, we provide IV sedation dentistry for a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Enjoy Expert Specialty Dentistry from a Team that Truly Cares

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Personalized Care

Every patient has unique needs and goals. Our team takes the time to understand your situation and recommend the best solution for you, your smile, and your lifestyle.

Advanced Technology

We strive to raise the bar. By staying up-to-date on the latest in dental technology, techniques, and training, we ensure precise, efficient, and comfortable procedures.
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Flexible Financing

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. We offer financing solutions and flexible payment options to take the stress out of your treatment experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for a procedure with sedation dentistry?

Preparation for a sedation dentistry procedure typically involves fasting for a certain period before the appointment, depending on the type of sedation used. Detailed instructions will be provided during your consultation.

Can children receive sedation dentistry?

Yes, sedation dentistry can be used for children who experience high levels of anxiety or fear, or who are undergoing extensive dental procedures. Our team is experienced in administering sedation to pediatric patients with utmost care and safety.

Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?

Coverage for sedation dentistry varies among insurance providers and plans. Our staff at Grace Dental Care can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and provide information on financing options if necessary.

How long does the sedation effect last?

The duration of sedation effects varies depending on the type of sedation used. IV sedation typically wears off more quickly than oral sedation, but we advise patients to rest for the remainder of the day following their procedure.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure with sedation?

One of the primary benefits of sedation dentistry, particularly IV sedation, is the significant reduction in discomfort and pain. Most patients report feeling no pain during their procedures and have little to no memory of the experience.

What are the side effects of sedation dentistry?

Common side effects of sedation dentistry include drowsiness, mild amnesia regarding the procedure, and sometimes dry mouth or mild nausea. These effects typically wear off within a few hours post-treatment.

How do I know if sedation dentistry is right for me?

Sedation dentistry is generally recommended for patients with dental anxiety, a low pain threshold, sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or those undergoing lengthy or multiple procedures in one visit. We recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

What types of dental procedures can be performed under sedation?

Sedation dentistry is suitable for a wide range of dental procedures, from routine cleanings to more complex treatments like dental implants, tooth extractions, and cosmetic dentistry.

Can I drive myself home after receiving sedation?

No, patients cannot drive after receiving any form of sedation dentistry. It's important to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for a few hours after the procedure.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative pill before the dental procedure. It induces a moderate level of sedation, where you remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state.

Is IV sedation safe?

Yes, IV sedation is safe when administered by trained professionals. At Grace Dental Care, our team is experienced in administering and monitoring IV sedation, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience.

What is IV sedation and how does it work?

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, involves administering sedative medication directly into the bloodstream. This method provides a deeper level of sedation, with immediate effects, and allows the dentist to adjust the sedation level throughout the procedure.

What is sedation dentistry and who can benefit from it?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's ideal for those with dental anxiety, fear of dental procedures, or for complex and lengthy dental treatments.

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