The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care are well-versed in providing sedation dentistry for patients who need it. As one of the first in the New York State to be certified to offer sedation dentistry, Westermeier Martin Dental Care has been delivering high-level care to high-anxiety patients for over twenty years. We are experts in sedation dentistry, and do our best to ensure all of our patients are comfortable, safe and relaxed while in our care.
At Westermeier Martin Dental Care, we offer five levels of sedation for our patients:
Nitrous Oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is available to all our patients who request it. Here at Westermeier Martin Dental Care, we don’t charge for nitrous oxide. Our dentists wanted to create a practice where people actually enjoy coming to the dentist for their dental care, and we feel that free nitrous can help make dental visits more enjoyable and tolerable for those anxious about dental treatment. Nitrous Oxide gas allows patients to drive themselves to and from their appointments.
NuCalm is a revolutionary new way for dentists to help relieve anxiety for their patients. As with nitrous oxide, NuCalm allows patients to transport themselves to and from their dental appointments. NuCalm adjusts the brainwaves by using audio pulse technology and neurotransmitters to create a relaxed state like you’ve never experienced before. Patients who use NuCalm report they experienced a refreshed state of mind during and after their dental appointments.
Light Conscious Sedation (Oral)
Light Oral Sedation is used at Westermeier Martin Dental Care to to help relax patients who are nervous about their dental care. Light sedation is a short lasting oral medication given to patients before the start of their dental appointment in order to put them into a very relaxed state, and is appropriate for appointments lasting 2 hours or less. Patients who choose to be orally sedated will need a ride to and from their appointments.
Full Sedation (Oral)
Full Oral Sedation uses stronger and longer lasting medication than light sedation. The medication is taken approximately one hour before the patient’s appointment, and when the patient arrives, more can be given if needed, once the dentists have fully assessed the sedation level of the patient. Full sedation is wonderful for patients who are having a number of dental procedures done at one appointment, and for those who may be in the dentist’s chair for several hours receiving treatment.
IV Sedation and General Anesthesia
Board certified dentist anesthesiologist, Dr. Naressa Singh, provides in-office IV Sedation and General Anesthesia to our patients. Patient safety is her TOP priority followed by patient comfort and a positive experience.
Dr. Singh graduated with honors from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and completed her dental anesthesia residency at Jacobi Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She holds certifications in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric life support (PALS).
Dr. Singh also serves as the Attending Dental Anesthesiologist at New York City Health + Hospitals Coney Island and is an Attending Dentist in the Level One Trauma Center at St. Barnabas Hospital. Working in a hospital environment allows her to stay on the cutting edge in current medical techniques and practices. Additionally, she is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Association, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the NYS Troopers Police Benevolent Association.
Dr. Martin and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, helpful and make you feel comfortable. The facilities are beautiful both inside and out . I’ve never had a bad experience here. Would highly recommend Westermeier Martin to anyone looking for honest , knowledgeable, and kind dentists and dental assistants who treat their patients with compassion and respect. They are honest about dental work and will not rip you off ( unlike the high profile dentist in Amherst that I had previously been to). Westermeier Martin have integrity and class.
The staff are Amazing!!!! They are always so pleasant and patient with each person. There is never a long waiting period to go into a room. Dr. Ehlers is wonderful. I am so glad I made the change from my dentist to Westermeier Martin. Never have I been disappointed with anyone or any procedure I have had done. Very thorough and answers every question. Would highly recommend!!!!!
The staff were welcoming and helpful. Check-in was quick, though patients should have their new patient paperwork completed in advance. Patti and Doctor took enough time to review the situation, run through the potential treatment plans, explain the procedures. They also reviewed options for the timing, costs and potential issues. They were very accommodating in terms of planning for the overall treatment and sensitive to options to spread the cost out to meet budgeting requirements. It was a great initial consultation.