Sedation Dentistry

Midtown New York City Sedation Dentist Janys Gelberg, DDS


Dr.Gelberg is very concerned that each patient has a relaxing and positive experience during his or her dental treatment.  There are a number of options to maximize patient comfort.

Conscious sedation allows even the most anxious patient to have a relaxing and comfortable dental experience.

New and safe oral sedation techniques may have many benefits for you.  Your comfort is our goal.
Dr. Gelberg
offers Englewood and Midtown NY City patients two options for relaxation. The first is Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)  and the second is oral sedation where the patient is typically given an oral sedative prior to treatment. We also offer reflexology and aromatherapy as an aid to relaxation. 

 In all instances the patient's safety and comfort are of the utmost importance.    

INHALATION DENTISTRY  (Nitrous Oxide / Laughing Gas)

The most commonly employed technique used in anti-anxiety or relaxation dentistry is inhalation sedation using a blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen (Laughing Gas).  Our goal is to eliminate dental anxiety, making you more comfortable while we are able to effectively complete the planned dental care.

 Inhalation sedation is highly effective in the management of mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety. 


Oral sedation is a wonderful option for patients who need more than just nitrous oxide, but don’t need general anesthesia. It allows many people to be comfortably minimally sedated through an entire dental visit. You will be prescribed a pill to take one hour prior to your scheduled dental visit. It is imperative that you have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment.  You should not operate a motor vehicle for several hours after receiving this medication.

While all methods of sedation are very safe, the history shows that oral sedation has been especially safe, as well as very effective. Our office uses very common medications that are extremely safe and widely prescribed. Your vital signs will be constantly monitored from the moment you arrive at the office through the appointment, and until we are certain you are ready to leave. In fact, Dr. Gelberg and her entire dental team are highly trained in safety and emergency procedures, making our office one of the safest places you can be!


We have an experienced reflexologist available to our patients.  Reflexology reduces tension in the shoulders, neck and face and lowers breathing and heart rates.  Massaging areas of the feet allows for more relaxation during treatment.  Aromatherapy creates an atmosphere of relaxation and reassurance and enhances our stress-free environment.  


Contact our Englewood, NJ or Midtown New York City dental office today for more information regarding sedation or relaxation dentistry or to schedule your appointment


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