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 are the best in the business. I used to put off going to the dentist for two years at a time because I've always hated the experience until I went for a cleaning at Dr.Kasarsky's office. Now I'm going 4 times a year for a cleaning. Last Sunday, I unfortunately chipped my tooth late at night, and in a panic, I reached out to Dr. Kasarsky around 11 pm. Within minutes, he responded to me and set up an appointment for the following day. 24 hours after chipping my tooth, I was all back to normal. Not only was it fixed, but you couldn't even tell it had work done it on. The man is not only a great dentist; he is only an artist. If you're like me and have always hated the dentist, I recommend switching to Dr. Karsarky. And trust me, a recommendation for me is essentially a guarantee."- C.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky is personable, skilled, knowledgable and patient. The work is beautiful. It is as close to pain free dentistry as possible. Marissa, the hygienist, is a gem. The best cleaning ever. I enjoy them. The assistants and the front desk could not be nicer. They follow up (as does Dr. Kasarsky), take the time to know you and are super accommodating about scheduling changes. Office is attractive and super clean. Can't say enough good things."- G.I. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Super helpful staff and excellent service!"- B.S. / Google / Feb 23, 2022
"I had neglected my teeth for years and was in need of care. At the time I was working out of a midtown Manhattan office. One day I walked by the dental practice of Dr. Kasarsky (when he had a street level office). Something told me to give it a try so I went in and made an appointment and as they say, the rest is history. Because of my past neglect I required extensive teeth and gum work to get back to a healthy state. Mission accomplished. Throughout the years, the professionalism and skill of Dr. Kasarsky and his staff have been top notch. I no longer work in Manhattan but I still make the trek in whenever I need work or a cleaning. (Thank you Marissa.) Recently, I thought I had a painful dental issue but it was caused by a stretched muscle attached to the jaw. Quickly diagnosed and resolved by Dr. Kasarsky. I would not consider going anywhere else."- E. / Google / Dec 12, 2021
"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
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.