Sedation – Westchester-Riverdale


Anxiety-free dental experiences await at Westchester Smile Design with our sedation options.

Our skilled team ensures your comfort and relaxation during treatments. Say goodbye to dental fear and hello to a stress-free smile.

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Tricia AnneTricia Anne
05:10 31 Mar 23
My mom just saw Dr. Markovitch & had a great experience. The office is very nice, & Dr. Markovitch & his staff are lovely.
jeff deloatchjeff deloatch
21:33 15 Mar 23
Very professional and welcoming, I felt at ease and comfortable, and the staff was great. Dr. Explained and made sure I understood all my options and they we're willing to accommodate to my situation as much as they could... thank you westchester 😁
18:21 01 Mar 23
The doctor was fast and efficient when taking out your molars. He does take in consideration how you feeling to proceed with the rest of your teeth. The doctor’s assistant was good too. He let me hold his arm when I was scared so he comforted me (which it was a nice thing and much needed to calm my nerves). They did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend them.
Elton TaylorElton Taylor
18:52 27 Jan 23
The particular dentist I had was beyond great the best dentistry I’ve ever had hands-down she was very informative as I’m scared of needles her techniques and styles of performing her work was very soothing and she was very mindful about the way I am with needles for work was quick efficient. An excellent sweetie. I really recommend her for any services.

Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

For many people, going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. This is especially true if you have had negative experiences in the past, suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, or require a more complex procedure. However, avoiding the dentist can lead to more serious dental problems down the line.

At Westchester Smile Design, we understand that going to the dentist can be intimidating, which is why we offer sedation dentistry as an option for our patients. Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is also commonly referred to as “sleep dentistry” or “conscious sedation.” Depending on the level of sedation required, patients may feel drowsy or fall asleep during the procedure. Sedation dentistry can be used for everything from routine cleanings to more complex procedures like root canals or dental implants.

What are the different types of sedation?

There are several different types of sedation used in dentistry, including:

  • Nitrous oxide: Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through a mask. It produces a feeling of relaxation and euphoria and is commonly used for mild to moderate sedation.
  • Oral sedation: This involves taking a pill or liquid medication before the procedure to help you relax. The medication can cause drowsiness, so you will need someone to drive you home.
  • IV sedation: Intravenous (IV) sedation involves administering medication through an IV line. This type of sedation produces a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide or oral sedation.
  • General anesthesia: This involves administering medication that will cause you to become completely unconscious. General anesthesia is typically only used for complex procedures that require a long time to complete.

Which type of sedation is right for me?

The type of sedation that is right for you will depend on several factors, including the type of procedure you are having, your level of anxiety, and your medical history. At Westchester Smile Design, we will work with you to determine which type of sedation is best suited for your needs.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe when performed by a qualified dental professional. At Westchester Smile Design, our team of dental professionals is trained and experienced in administering sedation to our patients. We will carefully evaluate your medical history and current health status before recommending sedation.

Are there any side effects of sedation?

Like any medical procedure, sedation does come with some risks. However, these risks are minimal and typically only occur in rare cases. Some of the most common side effects of sedation include dizziness, nausea, and headache. These side effects typically go away shortly after the procedure is complete.

If you are considering sedation dentistry, it’s important to talk to your dentist about any concerns you may have. At Westchester Smile Design, we are committed to helping our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures.

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