50 percent of all people in the United States
see a dentist regularly. Putting off dental
care only makes the situation worse—and
more expensive to fix. While some people
are just too busy for multiple dental appointments,
most people who avoid the dentist do so
out of fear. But now a revolutionary new
option is available to help fearful patients
overcome their anxiety—sleep dentistry.
Our dental professionals and specialists
understand the unique needs of the fearful or anxious patient.
That’s why our practice utilizes oral
(pill or liquid) or IV sedation dentistry
when requested. Our board certified anesthesiologist,
Dr. Pirak, administers anesthesia intravenously
in our fully equipped, state board inspected
and certified dental suite. While your dental
work is performed, you are in a complete
state of relaxation. Most patients experience
no pain and have little memory of the actual
Sedation dentistry allows our oral surgeon,
Dr. Mendel Markowitz, to complete multiple
dental surgical procedures often in just
one visit. Most phases of general and cosmetic
makeovers and full mouth rehabilitation
and reconstruction can be accomplished while
you are lightly or deeply sedated or asleep
by our prothodontist, general dentist and/or
dental hygienist. Most dental procedures
can also be completed, such as crowns, bridges,
implants, root canals, fillings, periodontics
(gum treatment), bonding, porcelain veneers,
and cleanings. Even wisdom teeth can be
removed while you rest comfortably with
IV sedation. After treatment, you are gently
awakened and the next day have little or
no recollection of any work done and feel
Don’t let your fear or your busy
schedule keep you from getting the dental
work that you need. A healthy mouth and
beautiful smile can be yours quickly and
virtually painlessly with light sedation
or deep sleep dentistry, your choice. Contact
our specialists today
to find out more about sedation dentistry
or to schedule an appointment with the doctor.
No work is ever done on the first visit
unless you are in pain and request relief.
We do take emergencies the same day you
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Q: What is sedation dentistry?
A: Sedation, or sleep, dentistry is an exciting
treatment for minimizing anxiety and discomfort
during your dental appointment and helping
you actually look forward to finally taking
care of your mouth. For some people, a pill
or liquid medication taken orally before
your appointment will be all you need to
relax. For others, deeper oral sedation,
intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
is a better option. Our board certified
anesthesiologist, Dr. Pirak, administers
anesthesia in our fully equipped, state
board inspected and certified dental suite.
While your dental work is performed, you
are in a complete state of relaxation.
Q: Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry?
A: If your fear keeps you from visiting
the dentist, are too busy for multiple dental
appointments, have extremely sensitive teeth,
have a strong gag reflex, have difficulty
in getting numb, or are extremely anxious
about the sounds and smells associated with
the dental office, then sedation or sleep
dentistry might be a good option for you.
Q: How can sedation dentistry help
A: With sedation dentistry, you can snooze
comfortably while we perfect your smile
or simply fix what pains you. Your dental
work is performed quickly while you relax.
Usually, all the dental work you need can
be accomplished in one or two easy visits.
After treatment, most patients have little
or no memory of the procedures or any discomfort.
Q: Will I need someone to come with
me to my appointment?
A: Yes. Whether you have opted to take a
pill before your scheduled visit or chosen
to have anesthesia administered, you will
need to have someone accompany you to your
dental appointment who can drive you home
afterwards. It is not necessary for them
to wait for you the entire time of your
Q: I hate dentists and am embarrassed
to smile. Will you yell at me?
A: Never – since we know no one really
likes going to us. We know that a dentist
or dentistry may have left a very fearful
and unpleasant memory, but we always respect
our patients and offer them a very pleasant
and accepting environment. Look at our testimonials.
Q: What happens at my first visit?
A: You call Alexis for your very own personalized
care at 201-991-1055 ext.14. Together with Alexis, the doctor will get
a chance to meet you and listen to your
concerns. Then together, you and the doctor
will come up with a treatment plan, including
all financials and method of sedation, that
is agreeable to all. No work will be done
on the first visit unless you are in pain
and request something be done.
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