For patients that need more complex procedures, have severe gag reflexes or suffer from anxiety or phobic tendencies, we offer conscious sedation. Nearly 30% of respondents to recent surveys report being nervous or even terrified to go to the dentist. We hope that you feel differently after visiting us here at Rifkin Dental, but for those that want peace of mind, we're happy to bring in our licensed anesthesiologist to put you more at east.
How does it work?
There's a wide spectrum of sedation, ranging from reduced anxiety via prescription pills to General Anesthesia/unconsciousness. We offer Conscious Sedation, where the patient remains awake and responsive -- but experiences a reduced level of alertness.