Sedation Dentistry in Patchogue

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Everyone knows the importance of taking care of your body so that you can live a long and healthy life. Eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting enough sleep are all regular recommendations to keep your body fit and avoid sickness. However, many people do not realize that your oral health also plays a significant role in your overall physical health. Healthy teeth and gums are important throughout your life, particularly for eating and speaking, and like the rest of your body, if you do not take care of your teeth and gums you may experience serious consequences.

Your teeth and gums come into contact constantly with different food and drinks, which means that they become dirty very quickly throughout your day to day activities. Brushing your teeth twice a day is only the first step to cleaning your teeth, however, because a toothbrush cannot remove all of the plaque that accumulates on your teeth.

You must visit a dentist regularly for routine teeth cleanings, to ensure that your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy for the rest of your life. Most dentists recommend a cleaning every six months and sometimes more frequently, depending on the health of your teeth overall. Nevertheless, in 2017 only 64% of people between the ages of 18 and 64 visited the dentist. One of the reasons that many people do not visit a dentist regularly is an extreme fear of the dentist, called dental anxiety.

If you struggle with dental anxiety, which has prevented you from taking care of your teeth and gums, Babylon Dental Care can help you get the oral health care you need. Babylon Dental Care offers sedation dentistry, which will help you remain relaxed during any dental procedure that you may require. To make a dental appointment with Babylon Dental Care call us today at (631) 983-6665.

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    How Sedation Dentistry Reduces Dental Anxiety

    Dental anxiety is a very common experience across the United States. Between nine and 15% of Americans  avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear surrounding the experience. This anxiety may stem from a general fear of doctors, fear of pain or injections, feeling embarrassed about your teeth, a previous bad dental experience, or even discomfort from the sounds and smells at dental offices. Dentists across the United States understand these fears that many of their patients face, and they are working hard to find solutions to help anxious patients, so they can receive necessary dental care.

    If you experience dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the best option available to help you overcome your fear. You can request several different kinds of sedation, depending on the severity of your anxiety. Some of the most common sedation options include:

    • Minimal inhaled sedation – using laughing gas to relax your body
    • Oral sedation – a pill taken before your procedure to make you drowsy
    • IV sedation – a deep form of sedation which the dentist can adjust as needed
    • General anesthesia – total sedation when keeps you unconscious during the procedure

    Not only will sedation dentistry reduce your anxiety during your dental appointment, but this relaxed procedure may also help reduce your overall level of fear surrounding going to the dentist. Avoiding the dentist can cause serious health problems, but with the help of sedation dentistry, you can ensure the health of your teeth without experiencing fear or panic.

    Why Choose Babylon Dental Care?

    The dentistry team at Babylon Dental Care understands that many of our patients have dental anxiety, and we are dedicated to helping you receive dental care in a comforting environment. Through sedation dentistry and our positive work environment, we are ready to help you relax and stay calm throughout your appointment.

    We are prepared to offer you high-quality dental work, while also providing personalized service, so that you feel comfortable with each member of our dental team. Babylon Dental Care will treat you like family and do everything in our power to make sure that you feel comfortable and cared for throughout your appointment.

    Dental anxiety should not prevent you from receiving the dental care that you need and deserve, and we are prepared to work with you to find the solution that fits your needs.

    The Importance of Routine Dental Care

    Visiting a dentist every six months is essential to ensuring the health of your teeth and gums, so that they will remain strong for the rest of your life. A dental hygienist cleans your teeth more thoroughly than you can at home, by removing plaque build-up through a process called scaling. Additionally, routine dental appointments offer your dentist the ability to identify and treat problems with your teeth such as:

    • Cavities
    • Cracks in teeth, fillings, or crowns
    • Chipped teeth
    • Gum disease called Gingivitis
    • Oral pain
    • Cold sensitivity
    • Grinding or clenching
    • Impacted teeth

    Avoiding the dentist and routine dental cleanings not only impacts the health of your teeth and gums, but it can also cause serious medical problems throughout your body. Problems which may start out small and localized in your mouth, can allow bacteria and disease to grow and eventually spread to other parts of your body if left untreated. Some of the possible health problems, which result from poor oral health include:

    • Infection which can travel to your bones called Periodontitis
    • Bacteria which travels to the valves of your heart called Endocarditis
    • Abscesses under the gums
    • Oral cancer
    • Cardiovascular disease as a result of untreated inflammation and infection

    At routine dental appointments, the dentist will help you prevent these health problems, through a thorough cleaning.  Additionally, they will be able to identify any possible problems quickly, so that you can receive adequate treatment. For many diseases of the mouth, especially oral cancer, early identification is the key to a full recovery.

    Schedule Your Appointment Today

    If you have avoided visiting the dentist because of dental anxiety, or if you find visiting the dentist unpleasant and stressful, you could benefit from sedation dentistry. Babylon Dental Care is skilled in performing sedation dentistry, and we can help you understand the sedation option that is right for you. Our team will work with you to help you feel comfortable and make sure that your experience is as pleasant as possible. Contact Babylon Dental Care today at (631) 983-6665 to make an appointment and discuss sedation dentistry.



    “Amazing experience getting my teeth cleaned at Babylon Dental Care. Melody is fantastic and provided a top-notch painless service. Highly recommend.”

    Ron S


    “Absolutely incredible team. From the very moment you walk in you're greeted with kindness and people who want to help you. When I was asked how everything was I literally told them I was speechless. Having had terrible experiences as a kid with dentistry I wasn't sure if the nice things I've heard and read would live up to my expectation. I'm so glad they met them, and even went above and beyond what I had imagined. They offered me several options (a comfort menu) for things I could ask for to help make the time go by easier and with less anxiety.. all for free! If you have been holding off due to how long it's been and how anxious you might be then take this as your sign to look into coming here. I really truly am so glad I overcame my fear and made my appointment, they are just *that* good”

    Brian K


    “Really love this office, they are so kind and non judge mental, I have dealt with so many judge mental dental offices and I have felt totally at ease here. Truly grateful to find them. Dr David is so gentle and for the first time ever I don’t have an anxiety attack coming in to the dentist. The ladies in the front are a pleasure as well, Beth is a breathe of fresh air.”

    Angela P


    “I had my teeth cleaned by Melody and she did an incredible job. She is gentle, and caring. My teeth look and feel amazing! I normally hate going to the dentist but now look forward to my cleanings with Melody and this location! Everyone is this office is so kind and sweet from the moment you walk in.”

    Gillian W


    “This was my first time at this Dental office. I went in for a cleaning and dental exam. The office is Clean and modern. I felt comfortable and welcomed right from the start. My hygienist 'Melody' was great! I feel that she was very thorough, talked me through everything she was doing and made recommendations for improving my routine at home. My dental exam with Dr. Diamond was just as pleasant. I liked that she also took her time and I didn't feel rushed. All-in-all it was a good experience. The entire team at the clinic displayed a high level of professionalism and made me feel comfortable throughout my visit.”

    Brenda S


    “Love this office and all staff! From the front desk, to the hygienist, the dentists and the lovely ladies that check you out, it’s a top notch experience. I trust them 100%!”

    Marian P


    “Dr. David and the entire staff at Babylon Dental Care are amazing! Every single person who works there is so kind compassionate. I’m a very nervous patient and Dr. David and his assistant Amber made me feel so at ease. I highly recommend Babylon Dental Care especially if you’re an anxious patient!”

    Elisabeth D


    “From the moment I walked in it was a great experience. The facility is modern and clean. I was treated extremely well. And I really don't like going to the dentist but I'm actually looking forward to my next visit. Everyone I met was great! Thank you for making me feel comfortable.”

    Tom M


    “Everyone in the Patchogue office are wonderful! Kind, caring, and attentive. I have always hated dentists but I am never anxious to come there. I can honestly say I have NEVER felt this at ease. Thank you all for making this a wonderful experience for me. I won’t ever hesitate to go to the dentist again!”

    Susan G


    “First visit and everyone was so nice and made the transition to a new dentist seamless! Corinn did a great cleaning and explained everything as she was doing it!”

    Kayleigh P


    “I would highly recommend Babylon Dental Care. The Drs and Staff are all very friendly and professional. They take the extra time to explain the procedures which are truly done gently and with care. I saw Dr. Knakal and Dr. Diamond. The lobby is comfortable and the dental work areas are immaculate. Also, I have never had to wait very long before being seen!”

    Regina B


    “First time here, never felt so comfortable at the dentist. Super clean and friendly staff. Corrin and Dr. Brown are absolutely wonderful! Very thorough and knowledgeable.”

    Cara P


    “This is quite possibly the most impressive Dental office I’ve ever seen. All the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The office is so gorgeous through out. I loved my hygienist, she was very knowledgeable and very thorough and informative about being proactive with your hygiene habits. Dr Hsu was amazing. I highly recommend him. Very professional and explains everything he’s doing and that you’re comfortable during the visit. I’m really glad I found this office and my new Dentist.”

    Angel W


    “I have been using Babylon Dental Care for almost 10 years. Dr. Brown, Jen, Melody and Michelle are incredible. They are always concerned with the patients well being and health making it a different experience. They treat you like family, not a patient. I use them for dentistry and their silent night therapy. Thank you for taking care of my family. Great job team!”

    Chuck M


    “I've been coming here for about a year and a half. I have always had Francesca and she's great. She's always professional, friendly and honest with me. They have a pretty good system with the walkie-talkies too which makes the process more or less pretty smooth. I also really appreciate that they are transparent up front with cost, not many places are like that in my experiences.”

    Scott A


    “Professional and courteous staff, every time I come here I’m more than satisfied. Dr Wrann & Dr Knakal are exceptionally good. I would highly recommend Babylon Dental!”

    Nick S


    “Very professional staff and the hygienist Melody is amazing. The dentist are very thorough and they explained every little bit of details of your procedure. They make you feel so relaxed and welcoming. I would recommend Babylon Dental Care to anyone.”

    Verona B


    “I recently moved approximately 300 miles away, I continue to make the trip back to Babylon Dental Care. My hygienist Paige could not be kinder, friendlier or professional. I have been having issues with bone loss in my jaws and now it's time for implants. Dr. Knakal has been outstanding. I know I am in the best hands. Everyone I have dealt with at BDC from the receptionists to the checkout personnel are awesome! I will be continuing to make the trip for all my dental care.”

    Pete R


    “Babylon Dental Care is an amazing practice! I had an issue with my teeth and they took me immediately. Their friendly and compassionate staff walked me through each step and in a matter of a week I had that tooth extracted and my flipper ready for every day use! You can’t even tell I have it in! The office is spotless and they even have Netflix! How cool is that! You’re welcomed as soon as you walk in and they made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Golo and Dr. Knakal took such good care of me and I would recommend them to anyone! The office is so convenient and literally across the street from my home so it doesn’t get better than that! Thank you Babylon Dental!”

    Joseph S


    “I've never had such an amazing experience at a dentist. They are so kind, so caring, so friendly, and really make you feel appreciated and not just like a patient number. I am blown away by the care I received here, and will be recommending them to everyone I know!”

    Jessica C


    “I cannot adequately express my appreciation for this practice. Best dental practice ever! Everyone is so kind, caring and respectful. I don't dread going to the dentist anymore. I've had a lot of work done and am extremely pleased. They are very gentle and strive to keep you pain free. Very professional from reception on up. I highly recommend Babylon Dental. Would give them 10 stars if I could!”

    Debra B


    “Had the zoom whitening treatment and all I can say is wow!!”

    Beth L


    “At Babylon Dental Care, “care” is given from arrival to check out. I was anxious; it had been a few years since my last filling. From the moment I walked into the exam room, Karen comforted me. She explained the process, answered my questions and talked with me to keep me calm. Dr. Wrann was excellent! I did not have any pain before, during or after the procedure. So happy! Thank you to a truly great team!”

    Kristina F


    “I went there during covid as my dentist was shut down by the pandemic. They really do everything they can to make you feel good about your experience. Melanie who cleans my teeth as well is wonderful and does a great job everything by the time I leave I don't want to go. Excellent place for dental work. They go above and beyond.”

    Connor L