We understand that many patients don’t exactly love coming to the dentist. Fear of the dentist has kept many patients from seeking the dental care they need for years while their health suffered. Put an end to dental anxiety with sedation dentistry! Great dental health and a beautiful smile don’t need to feel out of reach anymore. With sedation anesthesia near you in Wall Township, NJ, we can help you take back control of your dental health. Whether you just need a little help getting through your cleanings, or you want to be so relaxed you can nap through complex treatments, we have the right sedation dentistry option for you!
Conscious IV sedation involves administering anesthesia through an IV to reduce anxiety and induce a state of relaxation. Sometimes referred to as “twilight” consciousness, most patients feel deeply relaxed and almost like they’re in a dream state while the dental anesthesia is circulating through the body. You’ll still be awake enough to respond to questions, but most patients feel so comfortable they fall asleep in the chair!
Because of its profound relaxing effects, you may feel groggy for a while after IV sedation. You will need a chaperone to drive you home after your appointment and can probably expect to want to take it easy for a few hours.
IV sedation dentistry is a great option for patients who need complex procedures like dental implants. IV sedation can also help local dental anesthesia (numbing injections) work better and make great dentistry possible for patients with disabilities or conditions that make it hard to get through dental treatment. We understand many patients avoid dental care because of severe anxiety about the dentist. Dental procedures are often overwhelming or uncomfortable for some patients, which is why we offer this amazing solution for stress-free, comfortable dentistry.
For patients who just need a little help getting through their appointment or want us to help take the edge off, nitrous oxide is another great sedation dentistry option. Also known as “laughing gas,” this is an incredibly safe way to feel relaxed and calm while staying alert throughout your procedure. It’s so safe, in fact, that it is a great option for children and is the most common form of pediatric sedation dentistry! Much like IV sedation, nitrous oxide can help local dental anesthesia work better. It also suppresses the gag reflex and decreases tooth sensitivity, which can be very helpful for many patients!
The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after your procedure. It won’t leave you feeling groggy like some other methods of sedation dentistry, and you won’t need a driver to take you home. It’s a great option for patients who have trouble getting through routine appointments and is frequently used in combination with other forms of sedation to augment their effects.
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