Sedation Dentistry | Oral Conscious Sedation

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

We invite you to experience anxiety-free dental treatment! Sedation Dentistry

You are not alone if you feel anxious about a visit to the dentist. We understand and share your concerns, by striving to make every dental visit comfortable by offering sedation dentistry.

Benefits of sedation dentistry: Calms dental fears and anxieties – for individuals who avoid dental treatment.

  • No IV – just a small easy-to-swallow pill.
  • Shorter treatment time – more dental treatment can be done in one visit.
  • Jaw pain relief – for patients with chronic jaw pain or difficulties  opening their mouth during treatment.
  • Avoids back and neck pain – for those who have a difficult time  sitting in the dental chair.

Dr. McGrath is part of a select group of dentists in New York State to be certified in oral conscious sedation in the practice of dentistry. He is committed to making your dental experience as relaxing and anxiety-free as possible.

Let’s face it … going to the dentist can be a nerve-racking experience. How many times have you wished that you could just sleep right through your appointment? Well, there is a solution right here in upstate New York, called oral conscious sedation. It’s called conscious because you are still aware of where you are but you are so relaxed that you are no longer focused on your surroundings.

Who can benefit from conscious sedation?

Adults who have:

  • High fear of visiting the dentist
  • Had traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Gagging habit
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems that require lengthy appointments

Adults who:

  • Hate needles and shots; NO I.V. WILL BE USED
  • Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with the dental office
  • Are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth

Show your smile with confidence in only a few hours!
Sedation dentistry can allow for:

  • Various dental procedures to be combined into one appointment.
  • Long appointments to seem short.

Alleviation of your fears is just a call away!

Is sedation dentistry safe for me?
Before starting any treatment, we will take a comprehensive medical history to determine the sedation medication which is best suited to you. Oral Sedation Dentistry has been safely used for over 30 years in millions of dental procedures.
Dr. McGrath is part of a select group of dentists in New York State to be certified in oral conscious sedation in the practice of dentistry. He is committed to making your dental experience as relaxing and anxiety-free as possible.

Are you actually unconscious?
No. You are not under a general anesthetic. You are aware of your general surroundings but do not care much about them. You are usually very sleepy, but are able to respond.

Will I be totally relaxed?
You will receive enough sedation so that you are only minimally aware of your surroundings, as if you were asleep.

Will I feel any pain?
Oral conscious sedation was designed for the express purpose of delivering dentistry without pain. In addition to not feeling pain, most patients feel surprisingly good after their treatment.

Will I remember anything?
Most patients have little or no recollection of their dental procedures.

How long will it take to recover from conscious sedation?
After treatment, you will feel fine. Most of the time patients wake up very quickly after their procedures. However, for your safety we ask that you do not drive. Please bring a friend or family member to escort you home.

You too can have the smile you have always wanted but were afraid to ask.

With anxiety-free dentistry in our Syracuse office, you don’t have to be afraid anymore!

Alleviation of your fears is just one phone call away! — (315)478-5719