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.
"Always great service. Quick appointment was available for a recent unanticipated issue. The practice doesn't seem to overbook and therefore never had to wait more than a minute a two past my appointment. Staff very attentive and well trained.Dr. Kasarsky always does complete and comprehensive work with a view towards the longer term. Have been a long time, satisfied and happy client."- M.C. / Google / Jun 05, 2015
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team have done with my teeth . I am beyond happy with my beautiful white smile, and most importantly clean & healthy teeth"- M.R. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2017
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team..."- M.R. / Yahoo / Feb 15, 2017
"Extraordinary expertise and state of the art tools, combined with warmth and kindness from all the staff, have well exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Kasarsky immediately built trust by showing me what he saw via a small camera, patiently explaining my options and addressing my concerns. His hygienist Marissa has set the bar for the most effective cleaning I have ever had - and the most gentle. The entire staff takes patient care to a whole new level. I can't imagine going elsewhere."- C.J. / Healthgrades / Dec 12, 2016
"I will start by saying I am very nervous when I go to the dentist. Having said that, I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for 11 years. I think if it wasn't for Jason and his high level of care I would not go as much as I do.Yesterday I had my front tooth worked on. A slight cap. He did an amazing job. I really don't know what to say. I don't review. The precision and level of perfection is something that you rarely see these days. As a perfectionist myself it is something that I strive for everyday- but rarely see. Unbelievable. It matched so well my wife couldn't tell which side was complete and worked on.I trust him so much that since moving to NJ from the East Village, I still travel 1 hour to see him and his trusted team."- D.G. / Google / Aug 08, 2016
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.