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Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to quell anxiety and phobia during your visit to NYC Smile Design. Utilizing the most advanced methods of sedation dentistry, Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib are able to produce absolute comfort before, during, and after even the most involved procedures. If you have struggled with dental phobia or anxiety in the past, call us today at 212-452-3344 or visit our website to schedule a consultation at our Manhattan office.

Types of Dental Sedation at NYC Smile Design

At NYC Smile Design, we offer:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): inhaled through a mask placed over your nose, nitrous oxide produces a light level of relaxation and sedation, all under the supervision of one of our experienced dentists. Laughing gas wears off rapidly once you stop breathing it in, making it possible to drive yourself home. There are no side-effects with nitrous oxide and risks for complications are extremely low
  • Oral sedation: also known as conscious sedation, this method of sedation dentistry can produce a deeper state of relaxation than laughing gas. Producing a calm that is just this side of sleep, oral sedation is taken shortly before your treatment, enabling you to relax comfortably into a state of conscious sedation. You’ll be awake and able to respond to any instructions from our dentists, but you’ll also be deeply relaxed and won’t remember the appointment afterward. Similar to nitrous oxide, risks and complications are incredibly low with oral conscious sedation

Both of these options can produce a sense of calm and relaxation, but neither is ideal for every need. During your initial consultation at our New York City location, we will listen to your concerns and provide you with honest information about the dental sedation option that will be safest and most effective for you.


Good Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

The best candidates for sedation dentistry are men and women who may avoid seeking dental treatment due to anxiety, fear, or discomfort related to oral health services. This may include people who have had bad experiences as children or those who have been mistreated or harmed by a dentist in adulthood.

Sedation dentistry can also be a great solution for people who struggle with:

  • Fear or discomfort
  • Sensitive teeth
  • A sensitive gag-reflex
  • Bone, muscle, or joint discomfort
  • TMJ Disorders
  • High tolerance for numbing medications

Some people look to sedation dentistry to relieve fear; others for discomfort. Your reasons for looking into sedation dentistry are your own. We are here to honor those choices and provide you with the services you will need to be fully comfortable at all times while you are in our care.


Consult NYC Smile Design for Sedition Dentistry!

Founded in 1995, NYC Smile Design offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentistry treatments, enabling us to meet all of your oral health and beauty needs. Our experienced cosmetic dentists are trusted, well-reviewed, and committed, Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib welcome an opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and provide you with honest information about your options.

Caring, compassionate, and fun, we make every effort to ensure our patients have the best experience possible. Call 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation at NYC Smile Design and learn how we can help you find comfort. Or, you can go to our contact page and send us an appointment request form, and our team will help you set up your meeting. We serve Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Harlem, and all surrounding areas of New York.

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(212) 452-3344