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FAQ - NEW YORK CITY, NY

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Wondering what our practice is all about or what’s involved in certain treatments? You’ll find answers to many of your questions here. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment so we can discuss all your concerns and needs in a personalized consultation!

Local Anesthesia
We use local anesthesia, the foundational level of sedation, to numb treatment sites before a minor procedure. You remain completely alert under its effects.
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Oral Sedation
We’ll prescribe a medication for you to take either before your visit or during it. The level of anxiety you have will determine the kind of medication we provide as well as the level of comfort you experience.
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Nitrous Oxide
We administer nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, through a mask. Nitrous oxide keeps you alert but relaxed throughout your treatment, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
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IV Sedation
Administered intravenously, IV sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you’re not actually asleep. You won’t feel any sensation during your procedure, nor will you remember anything about it afterward.
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General Anesthesia
Usually reserved for use during the most complex dental and medical procedures, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you fully unconscious for the duration of your procedure.
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