Sedation Dentistry Syracuse

Enjoy Relaxation and Comfort During Dental Treatment

Our team recognizes that for some patients, sedation dentistry can be highly beneficial. At our Syracuse, New York periodontics practice, we employ a variety of sedation techniques to meet the needs of our patients, not only those who are undergoing oral surgery, but also individuals who may have dental phobia or teeth sensitivity. If you require extensive dental care, or experience anxiety when you go to the dentist, we would be happy to help. Led by Dr. James Vlassis, our team can put you at ease using safe and effective sedation so that you can receive the dental treatment you need. To schedule a consultation regarding our sedation dentistry techniques, contact our Syracuse dental practice today. We proudly serve residents from throughout Upstate New York, including Fayetteville, Manlius, and Onondaga County.

Sedation Dentistry Treatments

Depending on the complexity of the dental procedure being performed, and the specific health of the patient, we can utilize a range of sedation dentistry techniques at our Syracuse practice to put our patients at ease, including:

  • General Anesthesia - We use general anesthesia when the scope or degree of a procedure necessitates that a patient be unconscious. With general anesthesia, we can put a patient into a total state of unconsciousness, meaning he or she will be completely sedated for the entirety of his or her treatment.
  • Oral Sedation - For individuals who suffer from dental anxiety, we can prescribe oral sedation pills. Though the patient will remain awake during his or her procedure, the benzodiazepine sedation pills serve to greatly reduce or eliminate anxiety while also inducing a calming effect which helps the patient relax.
  • Conscious Sedation - With conscious sedation techniques, the patient is able to remain alert and communicate with our team during his or her dental procedure. To achieve conscious sedation, we administer a mild anesthetic that is able to nullify sensation in the mouth while keeping the patient awake.
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Commonly referred to as "laughing gas" because of the euphoric state that it can cause, nitrous oxide is an inhalation conscious sedation. Though some people fall asleep or experience slight amnesia with nitrous oxide sedation, most are able to remain awake during treatment, and the gas has no effect on bodily function.

The most common types of sedation are oral conscious sedation and inhalation sedation, but we are well versed in all types of sedation dentistry for our patients' benefit. At our Syracuse dental practice, we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the highest standard of dental care.

Contact Our Sedation Dentistry Practice Today

To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our Syracuse dental practice today. We champion periodontal treatment because we believe that maintaining your oral health is extremely important; if you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth or diseased gums, we would be happy to help.

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"When it comes to implants, Dr Vlassis is the best. He is very comfortable to be around. He explains procedures as he is doing them, and doesn't waste anytime. I have had a number of implants done by the good doctor and would not think of going anywhere else. I have known Dr. Vlassis 15 years, and recommend him highly."

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Fayetteville, NY 13066

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