Many patients experience some kind of anxiety when going to the dentist. We are here to take care of that! We want your experience to be as pleasant and comfortable as possible, so we offer sedation, or sleep, dentistry. You can get the care you need to keep your mouth healthy and happy, without any of the fear or anxiety.
We offer several different options for relaxation, and Dr. Rubin can discuss with you which will fit your needs best. For those with a lot of dental work to be done and severe anxiety, we can offer our deepest relaxation sedation and can likely take care of all of your treatment needs in one appointment. You won’t remember the appointment at all! You will just wake up with a healthier mouth. Sedation dentistry is completely safe and has been practiced for over thirty years. Dr. John Rubin has been practicing sleep dentistry for many years and is a member of the DOCS, or the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Before your treatment, Dr. Rubin will review your medical history and explain how sedation dentistry can work best for you.
The best candidates for sleep dentistry are those patients who have high fear of the dentist or who have had traumatic dental experiences in the past. Those with bad gag reflex, sensitive teeth, and those who do not like shots or needles, or the sights and smells of a dentistry office also do well with sedation dentistry.
Our office offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation in a pill form. The pill can be taken before your appointment and allows you to sleep through your treatment. Complex dental treatment that usually requires more than one visit can be completed in one appointment with sleep dentistry, allowing you to sleep for up to five or six hours during the span of your appointment. You will always be monitored during your appointment. Due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
Don’t let your fear or anxiety get in the way of getting the care you need! Schedule your appointment today.