Imagine that you have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Instead of being worried or anxious, you take a little pill and get a great night's sleep. When you get up, a companion escorts you to the dental office where you lay back, get a cozy blanket, and are given some more relaxing meds. Soon, you are dozing off and getting some much needed rest. While you are in dreamland, your dentist is gently and painlessly restoring your mouth to a state of perfect health and beauty. After what seems like just a short while, he is calling your name to wake you up. Your companion appears and brings you home, where you recline on a couch, watch TV, and eat ice cream. You might even catch up on some more sleep, if you wish. This isn’t a dream – this is the reality of your treatment at our Midtown practice with the help of relaxation dentistry.
Relaxation dentistry is the use of anti-anxiety and relaxation medications to help a person feel completely at ease while our team performs necessary dental work. Due to the nature of the relaxation pill, you are not aware of the length of your visit and it seems like a very short time has elapsed.
This type of dental visit is designed for people who are anxious and/or have had a traumatic experience at a dental office and have no desire to ever go back. It also works well for extremely busy people who want to undergo as few visits as possible. Other people who benefit from this experience are those who have trouble holding their mouth open, as well as people who find it hard to sit still. For patients who have a strong gag reflex, relaxation dentistry could be the perfect solution.
The cost of relaxation dentistry is very reasonable and some insurance companies actually will cover it. We offer outside financing to help you fit this into your budget.
Depending on what procedures you underwent, your post-operative state after relaxation dentistry may be anything from completely comfortable to moderate soreness. This can be easily treated with a painkiller like ibuprofen.
This is an extremely safe procedure when performed by someone who is certified and well trained. Dr. Peter Silver has over 18 years of experience in this field. Additionally, your vital signs will be monitored constantly and the dosing of the medications is performed very carefully to ensure optimal results.
While you are having a relaxation session at NY Center for Minimally Invasive Dentistry, there is no doubt that ozone will be involved. Dr. Silver will use ozone to kill bacteria before placing restorations, fight gum disease, and even help whiten teeth! This versatile gas can be bubbled into water or oil and placed under the gums and used as a rinse.
Relaxation dentistry can provide a calm, restful visit while you have your healthy, beautiful smile restored, often in just one visit. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more, please call our office today!