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Sedation Dentistry

Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you nervous?

We understand that our patients face dental anxiety for many reasons. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can make the process much easier. 

Dr. James M. Vlassis offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation to help calm Fayetteville, NY, patients in need of high-quality dental care.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Sedation dentistry is just like normal dentistry, but with a bit of extra medical assistance to help calm your mind and body.

Our dentistry practice administers sedation medication in the form of an inhalable gas or a pill.

These options induce deep relaxation while still letting you stay alert and conscious throughout your appointment. 

Enjoy Dentistry With Greater Peace of Mind Contact Us for a Sedation Consultation

We completely understand that undergoing dental implant placement, gum disease treatment, and other periodontal procedures can feel intimidating and induce anxiety. Our sedation techniques can help you manage your worries so you can get the dental care you need. Led by Dr. Vlassis, our friendly team will do everything possible to keep you calm and confident in your care every step of the way.

Start the process by requesting a consultation at our Fayetteville, NY, dental office, where we proudly serve patients throughout Upstate New York, including those from Syracuse, Manlius, and all of Onondaga County. Please fill out these important forms and bring them with you to your first appointment.

New Patient Form​      HIPAA Form

To make your appointment, you can contact us online, but the best way to reach us is by phone. We invite you to call:

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Our dentist is the only diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in the area.

Our Fayetteville, NY, Patients Express Their Gratitude


Robert Sopha


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Very professional atmosphere coupled with friendly personnel. Highly recommend Dr. V and his entire staff.

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Friendly staff. Doctor was thorough in his explanation of what needed to be done. Prompt

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The Sedation Dentistry Process

As the first periodontist in Central New York to also place implants, Dr. Vlassis is highly experienced in using sedation dentistry to keep patients comfortable.
As the first periodontist in Central New York to also place implants, Dr. Vlassis is highly experienced in using sedation dentistry to keep patients comfortable.

Meet For a Consultation

Ask us about sedation dentistry during your periodontal care consultation. Our dental team will review your medical history and consider the procedure you're undergoing to determine the best sedation method for you. 

Follow Pre-Op Instructions

Before your appointment, our dentist will give you pre-operative instructions to follow for a successful surgery.

These will vary based on your procedure and the form of sedation you're taking, but they may include avoiding certain medications for a few days or not eating and drinking for several hours before your appointment. 

Arrange Transportation

The effects of our lightest sedation method, nitrous oxide, will wear off about 15 minutes after the flow of gas stops. This means you can safely drive yourself to and from the appointment.

However, oral sedation and general anesthesia require you to plan a ride to and from your appointment in advance. 

Follow Post-Op Instructions

Just like your pre-op instructions, our dentist will provide post-op instructions to properly care for your health after your procedure.

If you received anything heavier than nitrous oxide sedation, you should plan to take the rest of the day off to relax and recuperate.

We're Highly Reviewed By Our Fayetteville, NY, Patients


Gregory Salerno


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Dr. Vlassis is an excellent Doctor. I have been going to him since 2003. I have had numerous implants done by him and they are all functioning well and have had no issues with any of the work he had done. 

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Since I started going to Dr. Vlassis' practice my mouth has stabilized and is no longer contributing to my RA symptoms. I had a deep cleaning yesterday and can say that Jody does a great and very thorough job. I would not go anywhere else.

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James M. Vlassis DDS, MS, PC Periodontal Care & Dental Implants

Dr. James Vlassis is a board-certified periodontist who offers treatment of the very highest caliber. Patients choose him because of several distinctions. 

  • Is the only diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in the area
  • Holds a United States Patent on dental implants
  • Has performed more than 25,000 implant procedures
  • Has published more than 40 articles in his field

Schedule a consultation at our office today by calling (315) 637-0777.

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