Going to the dentist can sometimes cause such high levels of anxiety and fear in some patients that they avoid the dentist for routine maintenance and emergency care. New York cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jason Kasarsky, offers his patients sedation options to reduce their fears and help them relax during their visit, including the use of oral conscious sedation. By administering a small pill or tablet to the patient before their appointment, oral conscious sedation helps to promote relaxation and calmness. Dr. Kasarsky added mild and moderate sedation techniques, including oral conscious sedation, to his practice to allow more patients to receive treatment for a healthy mouth.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
"Great dentist! Prevents and manages pain (and apprehension) during procedures. Excellent scheduling and flexibility, esp. when something hurts. Works with you to develop plan for care and health of your teeth. Whether you want the brightest smile or working on old dental problems, I highly recommend visiting Dr. Kasarsky"- T.C. / Google / Jun 29, 2018
"Cutting edge technology with a true bed side manner. Dr. Kasarsky and his team are genuine, kind and intelligent. The office care is supreme yet connected as you are educated at every step in the procedure."- J.M. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
"If you want or need a dentist whom you can trust with your eyes closed, your search is over! Dr. Kasarsky is the most reliable and knowledgeable dentist I have ever had. He performs comprehensive exams for every case and he walks his patients through the path he is going to take to solve your problem or reach your goal using a very easy language. Despite all that, he is always eager to walk that extra mile for his patients and you certainly leave his office very satisfied. I endorse him and recommend his state-of-the-art work."- E.C. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
"I would like to thank Dr. Kasarsky for such a great experience and service."- C.C. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
Prior to the procedure, the dentist will give the patient a prescription for medication to fill at their pharmacy and take before the procedure. The pill is typically taken up to an hour before the procedure to give the patient time to relax and get comfortable. The sedation level for oral conscious sedation ranges between light and moderate. Patients undergoing less invasive procedures will receive a light sedation that allows them to simply relax, while remaining awake. Patients who are undergoing more complex or lengthy procedures will be given a heavier dose of medication, but the patient will remain awake and relaxed. It is also common that patients undergoing moderate oral sedation fall asleep, but most are easily woken up with a gentle nudge.
Estimate of Cost
The cost of oral conscious sedation varies based on the needs of the patient and the dosage that is given. Most patients pay around $250 for their oral conscious sedation medication.
Conscious Sedation FAQs
How Long Does It Last?
The affect of oral conscious sedation depends on the dose given to the patient. The dentist or anesthesiologist will estimate a safe dosage based on the patient’s height, weight, age, and the length of the procedure.
Can I Drive Home?
The dentist will discuss the amount of medication needed with the patient during their consultation and let the patient know if they will need to arrange for a responsible adult to take them home.
Is It Safe?
Oral conscious sedation is a safe, calming method that has been used to help many patients safely relax during their dental visit. This treatment is used routinely in patients who have trouble relaxing and undergoing dental treatment or if they have a large amount of dental work being done.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
Safe Sedation Options
Dr. Kasarsky offers his patients in Manhattan and White Plains the option of oral conscious sedation to help rid them of their anxiety and fear as well as give them the level of relaxation they need to get through their visit. If you have trouble visiting the dentist, call our office to discuss the benefits of oral conscious sedation and if it’s right for you.