Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation Dentistry

Once you've visited us at Albany Dental Care, PC, you'll never be afraid to go to the dentist again. Albany sedation dentistry practitioner, Dr. Harvey Winter, will help you select the right sedation option for you. Your fear and anxiety will melt away as he restores your healthy smile.

Whether it's been six months or six years since your last dental visit, we can often correct any damage or decay in just a single visit or two. He can even whiten stained or discolored teeth during your appointment.

Imagine feeling completely relaxed, with no fear of discomfort, and leaving our office with a healthy, sparkling smile. Ask us about conscious sedation to help relieve the stress of some cosmetic dentistry procedures. We also provide dental implants and non-surgical periodontal therapy.

The following video includes Dr. Winter on the Paul Vandenburgh Show discussing sedation dentistry.

Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?

So many people in the Albany area can benefit from sedation dentistry.
If you're one of the many individuals who suffer from a phobia or a medical conditions that make a visit to the dentist nearly impossible to bear, this safe, modern alternative may be the right choice for you.

Sedation dentistry is especially helpful for those with:

  • Intense fear
  • Trauma from an early dental experience
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • A limited timeframe in which to complete dental care

Sedation dentistry with Dr. Winter also helps if the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental practice frighten you or if you hate needles.

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Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

Who should try sedation dentistry?

Everyone is different. Most people who avoid the dentist suffer from paralyzing fear. Maybe they’ve had a traumatic experience. Some put off going to the dentist because they simply don’t have the time. Others have a low pain tolerance or resistance to the numbing injections that most dentists use. Some dental patients can’t control a gag reflex, and still others are too embarrassed about the condition of their teeth.

No matter what your reason, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. At Albany Dental Care, PC we often see patients who have not been to a dentist in years. It’s not unusual for us to see patients who require extensive, complex treatment. But the good news is that with sedation, we can usually accomplish complete care and restoration in just one comfortable, anxiety free visit.

Will I be unconscious?

There are varying degrees of sedation available and after consultation, at Albany Dental Care, PC we will help you choose the one most appropriate for you. Sedation is as simple as taking a pill and you’ll be conscious and responsive throughout the procedure. However, you’ll remain in a deeply relaxed state, so you won’t be nervous or fidgety. You’ll experience no discomfort or anxiety. You won’t be aware of sounds or smells around you, and you won’t remember any part of the treatment. When the procedure is complete, you’ll feel totally relaxed and you won’t remember a thing. In fact, it’ll seem like only a few minutes have passed.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Throughout your visit our experienced clinical team will monitor your vital signs. You’ll receive compassionate, attentive care that will make you feel like you’re getting a spa treatment. The best part will come when you look in the mirror and see your healthy, happy smile.

How long will it take?

Depending on the condition of your teeth, your sedation may last from two to six hours. At Albany Dental Care, PC our highly-trained staff will focus only on you during your visit. There’ll be nothing to interrupt or interfere with your treatment, which is why we can usually treat even the most serious cases in just one visit.

Do I need someone with me?

Because you’ll need to take a pill before you leave home, someone must accompany you to and from the dentist’s office. Although you’ll feel completely refreshed when the procedure is over, you’ll still be under the effects of sedation.

How do I get started?

Our friendly staff is waiting to hear from you. First, we need to gather some information regarding your health. Then we’ll discuss your specific needs and desires. Once you’ve talked with our caring professionals, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. The natural healthy smile you’ve been waiting for is just a dream away.
Don’t wait any longer. If it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a dentist, your teeth are probably deteriorating at an accelerated rate. You don’t want any more damage to occur than already has. Certainly there’s no need to suffer pain. Call Albany Dental Care, PC in Albany today at (518) 482-0881.

Sedation Dentistry: A Safe, Effective Way to Calm Your Fears

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It may sound too good to be true, but at Albany Dental Care, PC, sedation dentistry with Dr. Harvey Winter really does help you relax through your entire visit. There are no needles involved; you simply take a small pill prior to your visit.

The great news is that whatever makes you uncomfortable about the dentist’s office — sights, sounds, or smells — you won’t notice them during your visit or be affected by them after you’re finished. And there’s no need to worry that the pill will wear off before Dr. Winter is done; it provides up to six hours of complete comfort.

Even if you’ve been putting off dental visits for years, Dr. Winter and the professional team at Albany Dental Care, PC can restore your mouth to good oral health in as little as one visit.

Experienced Albany Sedation Dentist Can Ease Your Dental Fears

Our patients tell us that the best news about sedation dentistry is that it's possible to catch up on years of neglect in just one or two appointments.

Because you're calm and relaxed, Albany sedation dentist Dr. Winter is able to provide all of the care that you've been missing, restoring your oral health quickly and easily.

It's essential to your overall health to schedule regular dental appointments. At Albany Dental Care, PC we know that those who avoid the dentist have an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and that poor dental health can increase your risk of heart disease.

Our patients can often get years' worth of dental treatments done in one or two stress-free sessions. Our friendly staff looks forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs.

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