Relax Through Dental Care
Even though we take great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some people may still feel anxious
about needles. If you or a loved one breaks into a sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have solution
that might work for you.
An hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You reach a level of sedation that allows you
to answer questions but mostly sleep through your entire treatment. This is ideal for fearful people or those with
a busy schedule who want to get more treatment done in one visit.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make dental treatment more comfortable.
This type of sedation is inhaled through a mask and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic is also administered
in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases.
IV Sedation Makes Treatment Completely Comfortable
Yet another option we’re excited about is intravenous (IV) sedation. This offers the highest level of sedation and with
the fastest time to take effect. It gives us more control over the level of your sedation, which is a big advantage over
simply taking a pill. Using IV sedation, most patients won’t remember their procedure and time appears to fly by. An hour
appointment will literally seem like just a few minutes. The medication is administered directly into the bloodstream,
producing deep sedation and an unawareness of treatment. The level of sedation is highly accurate and safe, and you’ll have
no memory of your visit. This method can be used for longer appointments that involve more extensive dental work, as well
as to alleviate the nervousness of anxious patients.
Call our office at (732) 249-0055 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.