IV Sedation Dentistry - Woodstock, NY

Combatting Dental Fear and Anxiety
Through Sedation Dentistry

Sit Back and Relax During Your Dental Appointment

At Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry we understand how dental fear and anxiety can keep patients from receiving necessary dental care. If your apprehension about dental procedures is preventing you from getting the necessary treatment, sedation services may be the perfect solution for you. We prioritize creating relaxing and enjoyable dental visits with our dental anesthesia services so every patient can receive the high-quality dental care they deserve without fear or discomfort.

Our sedation dentistry services are tailored to your specific level of dental fear, allowing us to combine multiple treatments efficiently in a single appointment. With the option of dental anesthesia, we can ensure your maximum comfort and help you achieve a healthy smile for life. Let us help you overcome your dental fears and enjoy your dental visit with us!

Dr. Claudia Patch Says, "Don't Let Your Fear Get in the Way of Your Dream Smile!"

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

  • Fear of the dentist
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain threshold
  • Dental fear and anxiety
  • Require multiple complex treatments

Worry-Free Benefits

Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety during dental procedures. Dental anesthesia provides a deep level of sedation with effects that are almost immediate so patients can enjoy a worry and pain-free dental appointment. The depth of our sedation dentistry options is customized specifically to each patient and their specific dental needs and dental anxieties, ensuring maximum comfort and safety during the procedure.

Sedation dentistry can be especially helpful for those who have had negative experiences with dental procedures in the past and want to avoid any associated anxiety or trauma. However, avoiding the dentist and postponing dental care can cause harm in several ways. Dental issues can worsen over time, resulting in more extensive and expensive treatments. If left untreated, cavities can grow deeper, causing toothaches, infections, and even tooth loss. Similarly, gum disease can worsen and lead to bone loss, loose teeth, and ultimately, tooth loss. Delaying dental care may also increase the risk of developing other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Sedation dentistry can help patients relax while tending to their dental concerns so they too, can lead a happy, healthy life with a gorgeous smile!

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Administered intravenously, this type of dental anesthesia puts patients into a sleeplike state, though they will remain awake during their procedure. With amnesic effects, many patients who receive IV sedation may forget parts of their care or the entirety of their treatment. IV sedation is an ideal choice for patients with more severe anxiety and those needing more complex treatments. With some lasting effects, patients will need someone to drive them home after their visit.

nitrous oxide sedation patient

Nitrous Oxide

One of the most popular sedation options among our patients is nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” which is inhaled through a mask prior to your treatment. Though you’ll remain alert throughout your procedure, you’ll be relaxed and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once your mask is removed, leaving you able to drive yourself home. If you’re looking for sedation anesthesia near you, nitrous oxide might be a great option for you!

Oral sedation

Oral Sedation

Prescribed and taken orally, oral sedation can be taken an hour before treatment or upon arrival at our office, making for a truly personalized option. Depending on the type and potency of the medication, our patients may feel anything from a moderate decrease in anxiety to feeling so relaxed they fall asleep in the chair! With this sedation dentistry option, it may be necessary for a friend or family member to provide transportation home. We offer Valium, Ativan, and Halcion as oral sedation options for complicated procedures.