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Sedation Dentistry

Helping you overcome your dental fear

Going To The Dentist Can Be Comfortable

No matter how fearful you are, or how long it’s been since you were at the dentist, you can get back to dental health easily and comfortably without stress or anxiety. We’ve spent more than 30 years helping people get past their fears to achieve dental health, comfort and the appearance they want. At Dental Care of Stamford we offer a wide range of relaxation aids, a drug-free approach to fear management, and a variety of medicines that all safely and effectively eliminate any stress.

Nitrous Oxide

Medicated air that you breath in through a small mask that’s placed over your nose. It gives you a detached floating feeling which will wear off shortly once the mask is removed.

Oral Conscious Sedation

A pill that relaxes you and puts you into a dreamy state of consciousness. Most people have very little memory of their entire dental visit.

IV Sedation

Our board certified dental anesthesiologist places a small IV in your arm. You sleep right through your dental visit! Your visit will be relaxed, comfortable and pain–free!

Relaxation Aids

We offer cable TV with over 100 channels, plus Hulu and Netflix. We also offer blankets, music, headphones and even paraffin treatment to help keep you calm and relaxed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the FAQ we’ve received from our patients. Have additional questions or concerns, call us: 203-883-4433

Many people have strong fears associated with dental care that makes it hard for them to get their work done.   Other patients need a lot of work and do not want to have to come for many visits.  They want to get it done in the fewest visits possible.  In either case, being sedated makes the patients unaware of what is going on and they can get through their appointments with ease and comfort.

 

During a dental cleaning, your dentist targets these problem areas, removes any plaque or tartar using special cleaning tools, and leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean. The great thing about dental cleaning is that it helps to prevent gum disease and tooth decay by removing more of the plaque and bacteria in your mouth.

Anyone who wants to have dental work done in a state of comfort and relaxation is a candidate for sedation dentistry.  Here are some examples of pat

People who have:

  • High Fear
  • Had traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Limited time to complete their dental care
  • Complex dental problems

People who …

  • Hate needles and shots!
  • Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • Disabilities that preclude them from receiving traditional dental services

Sedation dentistry works by taking a pill that relaxes you and puts you in a twilight state of consciousness.   You alternate between being conscious and drifting off to sleep.  And best of all, most people have very little if any memory of the entire dental visit. When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the sleep room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, the staff at Dental Care will take care of your dental needs. Then, when your treatment is completed your companion will return you home to finish your relaxing sleep. 

With IV sedation our board certified dental anesthesiologist places a small IV in your arm. This allows the doctor to inject the anesthesia medicines that put you to sleep. Just like in a medical procedure, you will be sound asleep the entire time and safely monitored by our team. You are comfortable, pain free and you will have no memory of your dental visit.

 

No. You will feel nothing!

Yes, one of our team is always with you and you vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

With both oral conscious sedation (pill) and IV sedation you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.  They will also need to stay with you for several hours because even though you might feel awake you will be drowsy and if left alone might slip and fall.

 

You have nothing to eat or drink from midnight on the day prior to your visits.  If you take routine medicines you MUST discuss this with the doctor at your consultation visit.  Different medicines can interact with each other and it is important that we know anything you take.  That includes all vitamins, mineral and herbal supplements of any kind and especially nicotine (in tobacco products) and caffeine (in tea or coffee).  Grapefruit juice is to be avoided as well since it contains chemicals that interfere with sedation and many other medicines.

You will be brought to the office by your companion who will receive their instructions as well.  They don’t have to stay at the office for the entire time but they will need to give us a phone number so we can call them to come and pick you up when your appointment is complete.

 

You will be escorted from the office directly home by your companion who must seat belt you into your car and take you into your home and get you comfortable and settled to sleep and rest for the balance of the day.  You cannot be left alone because you will still be sleepy for several hours and might slip and fall if unattended.  It is very important that you drink lots of water or fruit juice and when any numbness is gone, soft and easy to digest foods are suggested.

We will review the post operative instructions with your companion before you leave the office.

The medicines that we use for sedation are designed to make you comfortable and not aware of your environment.  As such you cannot drive a car, operate machinery, stand on a ladder, ride a bicycle or any activity that requires fully conscious awareness or judgment until the next day after sedation dentistry.

That includes making important business or personal decisions. You will need to be accompanied to and from the office directly home where you will spend the remainder of the day sleeping and letting the sedation medicines pass out of your system.

When they return to the office, after the first visit for follow up care most of our patients  say something like, “That was so amazing.  If I knew it would be so easy, I would have done it years ago.”  All of your work can be done with sedation if that is what you prefer.  But we will say that many of our patients feel so much better after the first visit that they feel great about having subsequent visits done without sedation. That is of course entirely up to you.

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When I came to dental care of Stamford I was seen by doctor Simon, Stacy, and Mimi. They really care about you and treat you like more than just a patient! The whole staff is amazing! Mimi is a phenomenal human being and is truly the reason I keep coming back!!! A big thanks to the whole staff! I can’t wait to have my next visit!
carolina rivera
carolina rivera
17:14 02 Nov 21
I came in with a very high fear of the dentist along with sensory issues. Dr Simon, Paula, and Jules were all fantastic and very warm and welcoming. I had my first treatment with ease, and now feel much more comfortable doing my next cleaning.
Kathleen Burkhardt
Kathleen Burkhardt
20:15 26 Oct 21
My wife had been going to this dentist and I was going to a different dentist. I had never been to her dentist's office. I had to go with her for an emergency with one of her teeth. As soon as I walked in I was impressed. The faculty...the office....the atmosphere are very welcoming. Everyone is super nice. I immediately switched dentists and couldn't be happier. From Paula to Christy to all the Dentists and employees in this office make this place a keeper. I'll be a patient for the rest of my life.
Ron Rogell
Ron Rogell
17:20 21 Oct 21
I was referred to Dental Care Stamford by my girlfriend and it was the best decision I have made in awhile. Mimi helped me along the way with everything I needed to do get me on track of a healthy mouth. I don't have insurance so having a couple options made me feel comfortable in deciding a plan that best fits me. The whole staff made feel at home and welcomed me with open arms. I also like that they are very flexible with scheduling which was very important today. I would recommend 10/10
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
13:59 14 Oct 21
A few weeks ago, I had an emergency and had to call for an appointment. I was experiencing so much pain. Given my circumstances, I was not able to go to the dentist in over 10 years. I was immediately scheduled to meet with Dr. Simon, who showed a genuine concern for my dental health. I felt very safe and relieved to have a dentist who really wanted to help.During my initial visit, I found out that I had all these other complications. However, Paula, a treatment coordinator at the practice, had helped me so much in creating a plan that really worked for me. She would walk me through all my procedures and would check in with me whenever I visited, even when we were not scheduled to meet. She has ALWAYS looked out for me.Joanne, one of the hygienists at the practice, was very thorough and patient with me. She also cracks me up.The folks at the front desk, as well as all the dental assistants, were very courteous, patient, kind, and funny. I left every appointment feeling so much better.Everyone made me feel comfortable and welcome. I definitely recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a great dental care experience.
Giovanni H
Giovanni H
22:39 23 Sep 21
Everyone was amazing! Making the appointments for my family was so easy the staff was friendly and helpful. The hygienists were careful and thorough. The Dr. Patel was nice and gave clear information. We have found our new Dentist!
Heidi Aishman
Heidi Aishman
19:13 02 Sep 21
I love this office. The staffs and Dr.Simon are very warm welcoming and accommodating to all your needs. Super friendly, I came to the right place!!! This office is very well organized and clean. Worth the visit to come here and I am currently living in Bronx. This office is a great place for any service you need done with dental work. Highly recommended for friends and family.
Goldie Mendoza
Goldie Mendoza
12:44 10 Aug 21
Very professional and courteous. Explained everything from start to finish. Very upfront about cost and very patient with all my questions. Made me feel important and not just another patient with a wallet. Staff are Freaking Awesome!!!!!
Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson
14:58 30 Jan 21
This is the best place I could have brought my mom, Dr. Denise and Mimi were a great help to us. They helped us with a financial plan that fit our budget. They are simply the best. 100% recommended.
Jenn MM
Jenn MM
14:05 11 Nov 20

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Why Choosing Dental Care of
Stamford is a Best Option for You

Finding the right dentist can be a challenge. Among other things, you want a dental expert who has extensive experience in their specialty, who will listen to you and will help you choose the right procedure. Dental Care Stamford prides itself on doing all of this and more. We strive to be the best dental experience you’ll ever have.

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