Do You Offer Sedation?
Many men and women of all ages alike have real phobias about visiting the dentist. KFA Dental Excellence performs sedation dentistry in our Farmingdale, NY office for this reason. Feeling safe, comfortable, and relaxed is how we want you to feel during any dental treatment or procedure. One of our highly skilled dentists would be happy to meet with you during a consultation to go over the various sedation choices we have available at KFA Dental Excellence to help you find the best option for you and your needs. We look forward to helping you get the dental care you need without any fear or stress.
What sedation options are available?
We offer a variety of sedation options, depending on the level of sedation needed. Our commonly requested sedation dentistry methods are:
Nitrous oxide sedation: This is often referred to as laughing gas and is a standard type of sedation that provides mild sedation. Patients typically will be able to leave the office on their own.
Intravenous (IV) sedation: This form of sedation is administered directly into an individual's veins to completely calm them during their procedure. At KFA Dental Excellence, we offer IV sedation upon request for our patients.
"I met Dr. Ferrari and her staff in July of 2021 for a pretty complicated issue that I was terrified of having done. From the minute I stepped into the office, I was at put at ease. The staff truly gives the Ritz Carlton experience to each and every person that walks in. Once you are escorted to the treatment room, from the second you sit in the chair until you walk out, my comfort was always the main priority. Like many, going to the dentist was not my favorite thing to do, but the second I met Dr. Ferrari, I knew all of my fears and anxieties would vanish. She is truly the most kind, caring, professional, medical professional I have ever seen. I have been going to her monthly for almost a year now and I must admit, I look forward to each visit. Not once have I ever experienced a bit of discomfort during or after any of my treatments. The follow up calls and texts from either Dr. Ferrari or her staff to check in on me are also a welcomed bit of excellence in the days of automated calls or just being a number. 5 stars are not enough for KFA Dental. With the highest regards, Carrie Marone ⭐️"- C.S. / Facebook / May 04, 2022
"My kids and I have been patients for over five years. All the staff is so friendly both front desk and the hygienists ! Dr. Ferrari and Dr Aldieri care so much about their patients. Office goes above and beyond with regard to cleanliness and updated technology."- J.H. / Google / Apr 19, 2022
"I have been a patient of KFA Dental for over three decades. I LOVE KFA Dental, Dr. Angela Ferrari and my hygienist, Melissa. I know that that sounds strange but it's 100% true. The entire staff are the nicest group of people you could ever hope to meet and always make you feel welcome and well cared for. They are always up to date on the latest technology and truly care about how you feel both during and after whatever procedure it is that you're having done. I have and will continue to recommend KFA Dental to anyone and everyone who is looking for a new dentist. I actually look forward to my visits."- D.R. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"You are treated like gold through every single step of working with KFA Dental. From your first visit you are treated with such kindness and professionalism …. Every person in the office in wonderful. I’ve seen each of the dentists in the practice - each of them great. Highly recommend for everything from cleanings to Invisalign!!!!"- L.H. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"I have never experienced a dentist like KFA, the whole team is by far the best. I love their text messaging system for follow-up, or when you need an appointment, with immediate response during business hours. I’ve never had a bad experience with anyone on the team. Every cleaning I have had these past few years, has always been nothing but great. Each of the hygienists have always been very accommodating to my phobia of going to the dentist, they have made each experience exceptional. Recently, I had my 3rd root canal preformed and Dr. Lewis. This has been by far the best “pain free” root canal I’ve had done. I wish I knew about KFA for my two previous root canals. Highly recommended."- G.S. / Google / Mar 31, 2022
Can I Get Sedation?
While not everyone has a great deal of fear and anxiety about going to the dentist, there are many that do. Should you suffer from severe fear and anxiety at the idea of routine dental appointments, then you are probably a great candidate for sedation dentistry. We have a variety of sedation options available so we will ask you questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history to help determine which sedation option will be most effective for you. On top of sedation dentistry, we do offer cable TV, massage chairs, and noise-canceling headphones as an additional measure to help you remain calm and feel comfortable while in our office.
What Can I Expect From Sedation?
The process for sedation dentistry differs from person to person based on which method you've selected. For nitrous oxide sedation, we will temporarily calm you by putting a mask over your nose, which administers nitrous oxide gas. With IV sedation, you will be eased into a heavily relaxed state prior to the procedure through the use of medication from an IV.
Is there Any Follow-Up With Sedation?
We will carefully go over what to expect before and after your procedure and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. In some cases, you'll need to have somebody else drive you home after treatment. In others, you will be fine to drive yourself. After your procedure, getting rest and rehydrating are important to feeling more like yourself. You might be tired for the rest of the day, but that is normal and should fade within a day or so. After your procedure, you will have conquered your fear of the dentist and will be on your way to having a healthy mouth!
Patients should not have to experience phobias or nervousness to keep up their oral health, or worse, avoid it altogether. By choosing sedation dentistry at KFA Dental Excellence, your dental cleanings, exams, and procedures can become a beneficial and peaceful experience. To learn more, call our Farmingdale, NY office to speak with someone from our staff or to schedule an appointment.