Rifkin Dental - Discover Sedation Dentistry

(845) 200-3429 Carmel
(914) 214-4128 Yorktown Heights

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Yorktown Heights: (914) 214-4128
Carmel: (845) 200-3429

Discover Sedation Dentistry


The minute you walk through the door, you will know you’ve come to the right place. Rifkin Dental ’s office has a relaxing atmosphere with friendly and accommodating staff members who will make you feel right at home. Our use of the latest advances in technology includes laser detection of invisible decay, Velscope, Invisalign, and same-day tooth-colored restorations to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy and bright smiles.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.

Sedation Dentistry provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.

How it Works?

Sedation Dentistry makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is a medication administered orally or intravenously (IV). Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.

During Sedation Dentistry, patient's vital signs are monitored. Although patients are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment. Few patients have any memory of their treatment.

What is IV Sedation?

Intravenous sedation is offered to the anxious, the fearful or the very young patient. It is a management technique that uses intravenous medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety.

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:

• Dental Anxiety
• Dfficulty Getting Numb
• Very Sensitive Teeth
• Extensive Dental Needs
• Discomfort with Needles and Shots

Alternatives to Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, many of our patients with some dental anxiety decide not to use Sedation Dentistry. These patients often tell us that our caring, gentle approach provides them with a relaxing, pleasant experience even without sedation. The choice is really yours.

Please contact us to see if Sedation Dentistry may be appropriate for you. We will gladly discuss your needs in an understanding way.