When resolving a dental issue, there are a few steps you must take before your procedure occurs. Important information, followed by an honest, professional opinion by your dentist, will help you decide what the best decision is. If you experience fear and anxiety when receiving dental treatment, being sedated is an option which we feel comfortable recommending.
Whether you take a relaxing sedative prior to your appointment, or are safely sedated by an IV, the benefits of choosing sedation are painless and helpful and can help ease your nervousness.
Sedation Services We Offer
We offer a variety of sedation options to ensure your complete comfort during your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is a popular option for sedation dentistry and works well for people with mild to moderate dental anxiety. Being sedated with nitrous oxide (an odorless, colorless gas) relieves stress and allows you to feel relaxed throughout your treatment. We will place a small mask over your nose, and will control the depth of your sedation throughout your procedure. After your treatment is complete, and the nitrous oxide gas is turned off, you will feel as you once did before your procedure.
Intravenous sedation—or “IV Sedation”— is our most efficient sedative treatment option for high-level procedures. If you are undergoing treatment for dental implants, bone or gum grafting, or any other lengthy procedure, this is a great option. We will administer the sedative through a vein in your arm or hand, and soon you will be in a deep state of relaxation until after your procedure. Because this option allows for deep sedation, we ask that you arrange for someone to pick you up after your procedure.
Local anesthesia is used to numb a part of the mouth where treatment is going to be administered. The area to be numbed is first dried using air or cotton and a gel is applied to reduce the pain of injection. Most people will not feel the pain of the injection, only the sting of the anesthetic moving into their tissues will be felt. The effect of local anesthesia can last up to several hours.
General anesthesia is a drug-induced state where a patient loses consciousness and is unaware of pain caused during major dental procedures. General anesthesia is only administered for very complex dental procedures that take a longer duration of time to be completed.
Eliminate your dental fear and anxiety with our sedation dentistry options. To schedule your FREE consultation at our office, please call (732) 301-6333.