Skip to main content

Home/Comprehensive Dental Care/Sleep (Sedation) Dentistry

One of the primary reasons that many people don’t go to the dentist and receive vital care for their teeth and gums is dental anxiety. Fear of going to the dentist is very common and it is not something to feel ashamed of. Nowadays, there are a variety of ways for dentists to help fearful patients receive the care they deserve. Sleep dentistry techniques, also known as sedation dentistry, can get you through major and minor dental procedures without pain and discomfort. With NYC dentist Dr. Michael Kosdon’s sleep dentistry techniques, you can complete your treatment in such a deep state of relaxation that you may not even know you had dental work performed until the procedure is already complete.

What Is Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry does not have to involve I.V. sedation. In fact, the only thing you’ll need to do to ensure the most relaxing, anxiety-free dental experience possible is take a small pill. Oral conscious sedation dentistry involves taking a pill about one hour before you arrive to our office for treatment. You should make arrangements for someone to drive you to our practice, as the pill will make you drowsy. Once Dr. Kosdon begins your treatment, you will be in a state of deep relaxation, not a state of total sleep. A member of our dental team will be monitoring your vital signs during the entire treatment process to make sure everything goes smoothly. Conscious sedation does not render you unconscious, it puts you in a state of extreme relaxation, eliminating any experience of discomfort, fear, or pain during your treatment. Once the procedure is finished, you may not even remember it being performed.

The effects of oral conscious sedation dentistry last about two to six hours. It’s best for you to make arrangements with a friend or family member who can take you to and from our office.

So many of us experience extreme anxiety when going to the dentist, in fact, it affects about 50 percent of Americans. Sedation dentistry alleviates these fears and offers a simple way of making your visit not only anxiety-free, but also a pleasant experience. Treatment with sedation could mean the difference between having healthy, beautiful teeth and gums, and making small problems worse by not attaining necessary dental care.

"What separates Dr. Kosdon is his personal touch. He was patient in listening to and responding to my questions, thoughtful and considerate during any and all work alleviating whatever anxieties I had, and - most of all - was responsive to any concerns I had after the fact. "Jesse F.

Please contact Dr. Kosdon for more information, or to schedule an appointment.