Brooklyn Sedation Dentist

Sedation Dentistry Brooklyn, NY

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Williamsburg Dental Arts, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our team treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, Dr. Rubinov will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.

We offer custom tailored sedation options with any dental visit- From mild “oral” and “Laughing Gas” sedation to more profound “IV Sedation” where patients have little to no recollection of the procedure.

Aside from a more comfortable visit, customized treatment plans with sedation allow for performing multiple dental procedures in one visit, eliminating the need for multiple visits.

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Reduce Anxiety and Fear with Dental Sedation

Treat Your Dental Concerns Without Fear

If going to the dentist makes you feel uncomfortable, you are not alone. Dental fear affects nearly 40 million Americans, but there are solutions to combat this anxiety. Our practice offers advanced sedation options to help relieve this fear and allow you to get the dental care you need without worry. When you do not seek treatment for your oral concerns, problems can compound and get worse, requiring even more extensive and invasive procedures later on. By choosing our sedation options, we can treat your concerns with minimal discomfort or anxiety.

Sedation Options Available to You

We custom tailor our sedation options to you and your specific procedural needs. This allows us to provide you with the most comfort and potentially complete multiple treatments in one visit, eliminating the need for you to come back for more appointments. Our doctors offer some of the most advanced forms of dental sedation for your comfort, including:

  • Oral Sedation – This sedation is administered via a pill that is taken before your procedure begins. Once the sedation goes into effect, it will put you into a sleepy and relaxed state, removing fears and anxieties you may have. The effects can linger after treatment is completed, so it is best to have a friend or family member available to drive you home.
  • Nitrous Oxide – Commonly known as “laughing gas,” this sedation is applied via a mask worn during treatment. Fast-acting, you will feel relaxed and calm during your procedure. You will still be able to respond to our instructions and answer questions we have, but will likely not remember much of your treatment. Once the mask is removed after your procedure, the effects quickly fade.
  • IV Sedation – This form of dental sedation is delivered intravenously and used for our more advanced procedures. IV sedation will put you into a state of total relaxation, allowing us to complete any procedures necessary. After treatment, you will need a friend or family member to assist you home.

  • Safe and Effective Sedation

    Dental sedation is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from dental anxiety or phobia. Our doctors and team have years of experience administering sedation and regularly attended continuing education courses to expand their knowledge. Dr. Konstantin Rubinov is also certified in advanced IV sedation, so you can experience the ultimate in relaxation. We have designed our office to have a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere to assist in putting you at ease so you can enjoy your experience at Williamsburg Dental Arts.

    If you experience dental anxiety, contact our office today for a consultation on what sedation option is best for you.


    Sedation Dentistry Can Help To Alleviate Anxiety Around Dental Procedures. Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe.

    Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide.

    The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.

    The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep

    There Are Many Advantages To Using Nitrous Oxide

  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
  • Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
  • It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.
  • You may want to ask your dentist for a “5 minute trial” to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding.


    Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? You may be a candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry.

    A benzodiazepine is administered in pill form 20-30 minutes prior to your dental visit. The Anxiolytic effects of the medicine will take away dental anxiety and relax you, allowing the dental experience to be almost enjoyable in many cases. Under oral sedation patients still have awareness of the procedure and will have mild drowsiness for a few hours following procedure. For more profound sedation or if you have a strong anxiety or dental fear and wish to be in a sleep-like trance during your visit we always recommend the IV or “Twilight Sleep” Sedation.

    Advantages to patients include:

  • Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed mood.
  • You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure.
  • Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur at during the same visit.
  • Less discomfort after treatment.
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    Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)

    Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation, also referred to as Dental Intravenous Anesthesia, or “Twilight Sedation,” for their dental treatment. This is what sets our office apart from other dental practices; it is our niche, if you will.

    Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed for you under intravenous sedation, if you so desire. Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” (twilight sedation) is designed to better enable you undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep – a “twilight sleep”.

    If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by Dr. Rubinov, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

    Sedation dentistry is also a great option for the elderly, the disabled, or simply – the fearful!

    Definition of Dental Terminology
    Cosmetic Dentistry
    Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
    Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
    Dental Caries
    Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
    Dental Checkup
    A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
    Dental Filling
    A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
    Dental Prophylaxis
    A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
    Dental Sealants
    Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
    A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
    Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
    Preventive Dentistry
    Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
    Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
    Tooth Enamel
    Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.

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