We understand that some patients may experience a great deal of anxiety during a visit to the dentist. We also understand that this anxiety may cause individuals to avoid dental care entirely, which can lead to dental and other health complications down the road. To ensure that each patient has a comfortable, anxiety-free, and painless dental experience at our office, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry.
Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Candidates for sedation dentistry are individuals who experience high anxiety, who fear dental care as a result of a traumatic or painful experience in the past, who have a sensitive gag reflex, or have a limited time to undergo dental care. Sedation dentistry can be used while a patient undergoes a wide variety of dental procedures. These range from simple procedures such as dental examination, X-rays and cleanings to restorative procedures such as fillings and crowns (caps). Extractions, root canal treatments implant placement are often accomplished while the patient is comfortably sedated. Virtually any dental procedure can be provided for a sedated patient.
About Dr. Azzaretti
Dr. Azzaretti has been practicing Sedation Dentistry for over 32 years. In 1985 he completed a Residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a Fellow in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also board certified by both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Azzaretti has been involved in the education of dental residents in anesthesiology for three decades in various medical centers including Long island Jewish Medical Center, Catholic Medical Center and NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
Dr. Azzaretti is the Program Director for the Residency in Dental Anesthesiology at NYU Lutheran Medical Center – a position he has maintained since he was appointed in 2010. More information about the program can be found here.