Never Fear The Dentist Again – Sedation Dentistry Takes The Stress Out Of Visiting The Dentist
Do you tremble at the thought of going to the dentist? Never fear, Shine Dental Associates can help! We offer IV sedation to help make your visit as stress-free as possible. With sedation dentistry, we can do almost all of your dental work in just one treatment. If you’ve been putting off seeing the dentist out of fear or trepidation, give us a call. We provide a relaxing environment and will perform all necessary dental work while you are under sedation.
Our clinic, Shine Dental Associates partners with General Anesthesia Services (GAS) to provide sedation for our patients. GSA offers a professional team of board-certified anesthesia specialists who help us provide the safest possible and easiest dental experience you’ve ever had. We focus on making you comfortable. GAS specialists work with our dental services providers at our offices helping ensure you have a comfortable, pain-free and safe experience. Sedation dentistry is perfect for any type o dental procedure including extractions, implants and cosmetic procedures.
The Part You Play
First of all, when making your appointment and completing documentation, please be honest. There is certain information we must have to provide the best experience possible. This includes your current medications, your weight and height, and your medical history. If you’ve had anesthesia in the past, such as surgery, please let us know. We also need to know if you drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or use any other controlled substances.
Preparing For Anesthesia
The anesthesiologist will call you before your appointment to discuss how to prepare. They will let you know if you need to stop eating or drinking at a certain time prior to your appointment. They will also tell you if you need to stop taking any current medications.
The anesthesiologist will discuss your medical history with you. This is the time to ask any questions or voice any concerns about the procedure. If you have questions, it helps to write them down beforehand so you don’t forget anything. Following your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home.
What To Expect During The Procedure
During your dental procedure, our primary concern is ensuring you are safe. Our staff will continually monitor your vital signs including your heart rate, blood pressure, EKG, body temperature, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Our anesthesiologists are medical doctors and will address any medical problems that might occur during the procedure.
If There Is An Emergency
Sedation dentistry is like any other medical procedure that involves anesthesia. There are certain risks to undergoing anesthesia, but as long as you are honest with the doctors about any underlying medical conditions, these procedures are completely safe. Should an emergency occur during your procedure, our staff is trained in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our dental suites are equipped with the latest in life support equipment including AED devices, defibrillators, airway equipment and emergency medications. We also have emergency plans in place with our local ambulance and EMT/EMS services to ensure rapid transport to the local hospital if it becomes necessary.
GAS has an excellent record for patient safety. In the United States, deaths due to anesthesia have dropped dramatically in the last 20 years, falling from 1 in 10,000 procedures to 1 in 400,000 anesthesia procedures. GAS anesthesiologists take every precaution to ensure the safety of their dental patients.
If you’ve ever had a problem with general anesthesia, it is of the utmost importance to inform your dental provider. It is very rare, but it is possible to experience an allergic reaction to anesthetic medication. Let your anesthesiologist know about any medications you are currently taking so they can take the appropriate steps to ensure you do not have a reaction to the anesthetic medication.
Mission Of General Anesthesia Services
When it comes to serving our patients, GAS places patient safety first. Our anesthesia specialists have years of experience in providing anesthesia. We are the experts in office-based anesthesia care in the New York metro area and have been working with patients since 2001. Each of our doctors possesses considerable experience and are board-certified in anesthesia. We pride ourselves in offering each patient a variety of anesthesia options and range of services. We work with each patient to ensure they are educated and informed on their anesthesia experience. We are also often called upon to consult and provide technical expertise and provide the utmost in compassionate care for each and every one of our patients.
About GAS And Our Staff
Each of our anesthesiologists is a medical doctor and trained in the very latest techniques for Basic Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Every staff member is recertified every two years in each of these procedures and is always currently certified by the American Heart Association.
Our company, GAS, LLP consists of board-certified anesthesiologists who do this full-time. We offer every patient professional treatment and guarantee the procedure will be performed by a board-certified physician and anesthesiologist. Since 2001, our staff has provided the best in anesthesia care in the New York metro area. We offer a full range of anesthesia services.
We understand that many people are afraid of the dentist. We know that quite often, a dental patient is very stressed and may even have a phobia about a dental procedure. These patients may be endangering their dental health by refusing to see a dentist. We can help provide a stress-free dental appointment and procedure by offering sedation dentistry.
The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
There are many benefits of choosing sedation dentistry. The patient is completely relaxed and may experience a feeling of sleepiness.
Most dental treatment can be completed in just one appointment and the patient will feel no fear. A patient may be offered either oral medication or nitrous oxide and help them relax during their dental procedure.
There is no reason to delay your dental care. Make an appointment to discuss sedation dentistry and soon you’ll have a healthier smile.
We will go at YOUR pace. Whether you need extractions, implants, root canals or fillings, get ALL your dental treatment done in as little as one to two visits. It is safe and effective. You are awake and respond to verbal commands however, you won’t feel any discomfort and you may not remember anything from the dental visit! We are licensed to provide conscious and nitrous oxide sedation to maximize your comfort.
Contact Us Now to Learn More About Getting Dental Care With Sedation
Call us now 516-348-8500 and take advantage of our complimentary consultation. It will be our pleasure to answer any questions or concerns.