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IV Sedation Dentistry - Roslyn, NY & Bethpage, NY

IV Sedation Delivers
Healthy Smiles Soothingly

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"Doctor Gitlin Understands My Dental Anxiety "

Clinically Excellent, Comfortable Care

At Gitlin Dental Group, we understand that dental anxiety is a common issue that prevents too many people from getting the professional oral care their smile needs and deserves. Our team goes the extra mile to build rapport with you and deliver soothing dental care in a warm, friendly and welcoming setting. IV sedation dentistry options in Roslyn, NY eliminate pain, reduce swelling, and lessen the anxiety and fear associated with dental treatment.

In many cases, it also enables our team to complete treatment in just one visit. Our on-site dental anesthesiologist Dr. Ari Gitlin has advanced training administering both IV sedation and general anesthesia to patients with severe dental anxiety, as well as to those in need of complex treatment that requires hours in the dental chair. Rest assured, when you choose Gitlin Dental Group, you’ll be treated with the utmost respect and compassion in state-of-the-art sedation suites equipped with hospital-grade monitors and recovery rooms.

We offer sedation dentistry services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry.

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Is IV Sedation Right for Me?

If dental anxiety is preventing you from getting the dental care you need, you’ll benefit from receiving some type of dental sedation. Our team highly recommends dental anesthesia for any of the following issues:

Our Doctor Has Unique Training

Dental anesthesia options, including IV sedation in Roslyn, NY are administered and monitored in the safety and comfort of our modern practice environments by Dr. Gitlin. He completed a two-year dental anesthesiology residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

During this time, he completed over 2,000 sedation/general anesthesia cases in dental medicine, oral surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, urology, OB/GYN, pain management, pediatric surgery and general surgery. In the hands of Dr. Gitlin, IV sedation in Roslyn, NY is safe and gentle, making it a great option for pediatric, special needs and phobic patients.

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Have Dental Anxiety? These Options Can Help

How IV Sedation Works

While IV sedation dentistry provides maximum comfort and anxiety relief with little to no risk of complications, it must be administered by a provider with advanced training and certification to maintain the highest degree of patient safety.

IV sedation delivers a highly relaxed, yet conscious state free of any pain or discomfort. IV sedation dentistry options in Roslyn, NY are ideal for moderate to severe dental anxiety and procedures such as complex tooth extractions, multiple root canals and full mouth dental implants. When you arrive at our practice, we’ll bring you to our sedation suite, then administer anti-anxiety and anesthesia medications through a vein in your hand or arm into your bloodstream.

In addition to your vitals being monitored throughout your procedure, you’ll be able to communicate with Dr. Gitlin about your needs. He can easily increase or decrease the amount of sedation medication and/or local anesthetic to ensure your maximum comfort. As the strongest form of conscious dental sedation, IV sedation induces moderate to high levels of amnesia during treatment.

As such, you may forget parts of your procedure – or the entire procedure! – which is a huge benefit if you suffer from dental anxiety. A designated person will need to drive you home and you should avoid drinking alcohol, making important decisions and operating cars or heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after IV sedation dentistry.

Additional Calming Dental Sedation Options

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Nitrous Oxide

Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a colorless gas that produces an analgesic and relaxing effect on the central nervous system. It’s administered through a small mask you wear over your nose combined with oxygen. Although nitrous oxide probably won’t cause you to laugh, its pleasant sensations will enable you to relax while undergoing dental treatment. It’s well tolerated by a vast majority of patients of all ages, has a rapid onset, is easily reversible, non-allergenic, can be adjusted in various concentrations, and its effects wear off almost immediately. With nitrous oxide, you remain fully conscious and can converse with our team during treatment. Once your procedure is complete, you’ll breathe in oxygen only before the mask is removed. Since this type of dental sedation doesn’t produce any lingering side effects, you can drive yourself home.

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedatives provide an effortless and safe method of dental sedation for a majority of fearful patients. Taking medications by mouth is easy, convenient, painless and inexpensive. About an hour prior to your scheduled appointment, you’ll take a sedative we prescribe that produces a desired state of relaxation during treatment. In some cases, we may recommend the use of oral sedation the night before your appointment to ensure more restful sleep and a pleasant and relaxed dental appointment the next day. Either way, a designated driver will need to escort you to and from our practice due to the sedative effects of the medication.

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General Anesthesia

If you’re considering general anesthesia, Dr. Gitlin will perform a thorough preoperative assessment, including discussion of the benefits and potential risks. General anesthesia induces a loss of consciousness during which you can’t be awakened. While general anesthesia is considered relatively safe when administered by an anesthesiologist with advanced training like Dr. Gitlin, it’s typically reserved for patients with special needs or those with severe dental anxiety. As with IV and oral sedation, your vitals are closely monitored. You’ll need to follow all of our postoperative recommendations, including arranging a designated driver to escort you from your appointment who can stay with you afterwards to assure your safety.
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Long-Term Effects of Avoiding Oral Care

Dental anxiety prevents far too many people from seeing a dentist and receiving the oral care they need to sustain a healthy smile and life. Without proper oral care, bad bacteria in your mouth can lead to tooth decay, which can progress to the need for root canal therapy and crowns, or even tooth loss. In addition, plaque and bacteria can build up and cause your gums to become infected and pull away from your teeth, resulting in periodontal disease and potential tooth loss. Skipping a visit to the dentist means missing an oral cancer checkup, which can prove life-saving when signs are detected early. And while avoiding dentist visits may seem like it’s saving you money, neglecting preventive care can lead to far more costly treatments down the road. At Gitlin Dental Group, we think your smile is far too important to neglect, and we know that soothing dental sedation can help!

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