Restoring Oral Health is Obtainable! No one should Avoid Treatment due to Dental Fear or Phobia from a Prior Traumatic Experience. Our Team is Attentive, Supportive, and Dedicated to your Comfort. We understand you.
There are numerous reasons for choosing to utilize the services of an anesthesiologist to assist with the restoration of your oral health. You may have been thinking how you would prefer to not be fully awake during the proposed dental or surgical services. Alternatively, you may have been informed by your dentist, dental specialist, or surgeon that it is preferable to have the proposed treatment asleep for a number of reasons. These may include: individual anxiety or nervousness that either you or your dentist has identified, prior experiences you have had that you wish not to repeat, even specific smells, tastes or sounds associated with dental treatment. It is important to reflect on why this occurred in the past to help prevent future repetition, but we are here to help you accomplish your oral health goals, rather than be impeded by them.
There are other important indications for the use of anesthesia services including:
lengthy proposed procedures
anticipated surgical discomfort
prior unpleasant reactions to local anesthetics
medical conditions that require monitoring during surgical or stressful events.
Thus, if you wish to:
Avoid postponing or neglecting your dental health and restore a beautiful smile,
Eliminate unpleasant experiences during dental treatment with little or no memory of the treatment,
Minimize the number of treatment visits,
All without any painful experience,
Please accept our offer to assist you, guide you, and work with you to accomplish your dental/oral health goals. One of the most important issues we repeatedly address is identifying and associating our practice with the practices of other highly qualified dentists, dental specialists and surgeons. As patients, we expect our dental clinicians, as with all medical specialists, to be well trained, experienced, possessing excellent communication skills and resourceful. Dr. Boorin has worked with many general dentists, dental specialists, and surgeons over several decades of practice and would be pleased to refer you to someone local to where you live or work. Upon an inquiry or request for services from a clinician with whom we have not previously worked we will evaluate a dentist’s office as suitable for anesthesia services. This is done fairly routinely and on a regular basis. We would be happy to discuss providing anesthesia services in the office of your dentist or specialist.
What is general anesthesia and intravenous sedation?General anesthesia and intravenous sedation are distinct levels of anesthetic management that use intravenous and inhalation anesthetics. Both levels provide a means of completing all of your dental or surgical needs while comfortable, pain-free, fully monitored and either asleep or sedated. Medication is routinely administered intravenously during the procedure rather than by gas anesthesia. The majority of our patients receive a light general anesthetic.
Is anesthesia safe for me or my child?Drs. Boorin and Gluckman are experienced clinicians, trained in the delivery of anesthesia for adults, children, and patients with special needs. They are responsible for each patient's anesthetic management and utilize the most up-to-date monitoring equipment. There are never any compromises in our patient's safety comfort, and care throughout the entire perio-operative period; during preparatory planning, before the day of treatment to beyond treatment completion. Prior to the day of the planned procedure there are several steps that are taken to ensure our complete understanding of your health history. A careful interview and evaluation process by the doctors and their staff and a medical evaluation by your primary care physician is required. Where indicated, phone consultations with your medical team are made to ensure we understand the planned treatment, medical limitations, and your or your child's ability to safely undergo an office anesthetic.
Do patients remember the treatment?Patients remain asleep throughout a general anesthetic and do not have any memory of the dental or surgical procedure. Patients awaken soon after their dentist or surgeon is finished without memories of the treatment, intravenous tubing, or the monitors. Within several hours of returning home, your energy level will begin to increase to near normal levels. Children are usually interested only in returning to their usual routines and play. When sedation is chosen for a dental or surgical procedure (not typically for children) patients may recall afterward hearing voices at the conclusion of the procedure but will not experience pain at any time.
What special preparation is needed for the anesthesia appointment?Prior to your appointment, our staff will contact you to review your health, or the health of your child, and the anesthesia plan. You will be informed about food and fluid intake restrictions. It is extremely important to not eat before anesthesia. If an illness develops prior to the scheduled procedure, you must contact our office so we may address the severity of the illness and discuss options. Several recommendations will be made in preparation for the day of treatment. This will ensure a smooth transition from your arrival in the dentist’s office to discharge after your recovery. Patients will be tired and sleepy following the anesthetic. You will need to return home and maintain minimal activity until the next day when following a regular routine is expected unless dental or surgical procedures require futher rest at home.
We still have concerns and would like to speak to someone about the anesthetic appointment.We are happy to speak with you at any time during the planning stages of the anesthesia visit, on the treatment day, and following the completion of treatment. Questions for the doctor can be answered in most cases by arranging for a followup phone call to you. We will be available to address your questions and concerns.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. If you are an existing patient, this contact form should not be utilized for communicating private health information.
P.O Box 107
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Tel: (631) 940-3690