sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistryFairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY

At Pittsford Dental Excellence, we want each of our patients to have a safe and comfortable experience while also receiving phenomenal care. Some patients have more difficulty than others being comfortable at the dentist, for a variety of reasons. As a result, Pittsford Dental Excellence offers sedation dentistry.

Dr. Sam Guarnieri is a certified oral sedation dentist.

Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can be an excellent solution for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. For these people, going to the dentist creates tremendous stress and anxiety that can become extreme, or a borderline phobia. Many people even avoid going to the dentist because of their fears and anxiety. Do not let your fears hold you back from having a healthy smile. Sedation dentistry will make your dental visits anxiety-free.

Sedation is also an option for patients with any of the following conditions:

  • Jaw discomfort, or issues controlling muscles for prolonged periods of time
  • Patients who have several lengthy procedures needed
  • Difficulty reacting to local anesthesia
  • Strong gag reflex

 Certain conditions may exclude someone from being a candidate for sleep dentistry. These include the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Allergy to sedatives
  • Depression of the central nervous system
  • Glaucoma
  • Resistance or tolerance to certain medications

How does sedation dentistry work?

Our office uses sedatives that have been well documented for their safety and effectiveness. The sedation makes a person drowsy and unaware of the procedure that is being performed, but is not powerful enough to cause total sleep. Once sedated, several dental procedures can be completed in a single visit. If you plan on sedation dentistry, be sure to have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment.

Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry. Just call our Pittsford, NY office today at (585) 248-2575 to learn more, or schedule a consultation.

Pittsford Dental Excellence provides total oral health care to patients in Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY.