At Tribeca Smiles, one of our primary goals is to help make our patients truly feel relaxed and comfortable during any kind of dental visit. Dental fear and anxiety are very common, causing patients to feel stressed or nervous, and even avoid the dentist altogether.
We provide a variety of techniques to ensure your ultimate comfort during your visit:
Topical & Local Anesthesia: We begin with a topical solution that ‘pre-numbs’ the injection area. Then the local anesthesia is used to completely numb the area being treated. This temporarily blocks feeling to the nerve and should last one to two hours or longer.
Nitrous Oxide Gas: Research shows that nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) is especially useful for patients with mild dental anxiety. The nitrous oxide in inhaled through a mask, causing you to feel very relaxed while still conscious.
Conscious Sedation: Usually chosen for patients with higher levels of dental fear, oral conscious sedation dentistry addresses the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis. You will take a sedative prior to your visit, causing you to feel comfortably relaxed and a bit drowsy.
General Anesthesia (IV Sedation): Patients with extreme dental fear can have sedatives delivered directly into the blood stream, guiding them into a conscious state of relaxed sleep during their procedure.
At Tribeca Smiles we are committed to providing all of our patients with compassionate, comfortable care. We strive to eliminate any discomfort or fear and make every visit with us a pleasant one. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Solomon to discuss your sedation dentistry options!