Dr. Michael Lazar - official team dentist of
the New York Islanders

Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients - who might otherwise avoid the dentist - to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile.

Depending on the extent of the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized as described below.

Single Tooth Anesthesia

Dr. Michael LazarSingle Tooth Anesthesia allows us to painlessly numb a single tooth without any facial numbness. Single tooth anesthesia replaces a conventional needle injection that is still used by most practices. Many of our patients let us know that they feel relieved and grateful that we offer an alternative method for placing an anesthetic without the pain, long lasting oral and facial numbness of a conventional needle injection. We believe that a device which allows dentists to effectively anesthetize a single tooth will greatly enhance the productivity of dental practices. Patients are able to leave the office without any facial distortion and allows a patient to resume normal activities immediately after visiting our office.

Oral Sedatives

This medication can be given to a patient the night before a dentistry procedure or 30 minutes to an hour prior to the dental appointment, depending on the severity of the anxiety. Oral sedatives do not provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also be administered.