Sedation Dentistry


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Barkoff Dental Provides Sedation Dentistry in Woodbury, NY.


Call 516-921-1133 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

We understand that many patients are nervous about going to the dentist. Our goal is to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. During any restorative dental procedure, we will always provide anesthetic to make sure you don’t feel any pain while we work. Some patients need sedation in addition to anesthesia to put their minds at ease. We are happy to provide the following sedation dentistry options at our office:


Nitrous Oxide


More commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a preferred sedation option for dental procedures because it is safe, effective, and it wears off quickly. We’ll place a mask over your nose and you’ll inhale a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. In a few short minutes, you’ll begin to feel comfortable as your nervousness fades into the background. Some patients may feel light-headed and have a tingling or heavy sensation in their arms or legs, but most experience no adverse reactions or side effects from inhaled sedation.

If you’d like to learn more about using nitrous oxide during your dental procedure, talk to your dentist to discuss whether it’s the right choice for you.


Conscious Oral Sedation


For patients who experience more serious anxiety about dental procedures, we offer conscious oral sedation. Your dentist will prescribe a single sedative pill for you to pick up at your local pharmacy and take prior to treatment. This oral sedative will put you in a relaxed state, but you will still be conscious during the procedure. You will feel no discomfort because you’ll also receive local anesthetic to numb the area we’re working on.

Because oral sedatives don’t wear off as quickly as nitrous oxide sedation, you will need to make plans for someone to drive you to and from our office for your dental treatment.

Contact our Woodbury dental office to learn more about our sedation options. Call 516-921-1133 to schedule your appointment.