Sedation dentistry at New Jersey Dental Specialists uses medicine to ease anxious feelings you might have because of going to the dentist or undergoing dental surgery. The medicine helps you relax or even fall asleep in some cases, making each visit to New Jersey Dental Specialists a stress-free one.
Some of the many benefits you can expect by choosing sedation dentistry at New Jersey Dental Specialists include:
If you have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry often reduces your chance of skipped dental visits. Sedation makes it easier for children or patients with special needs to sit still during their dental appointments.
Sedation dentistry is almost always an option if you’re interested in it. You’re likely a candidate for sedation if you struggle with dental anxiety or if you’re fearful of a root canal, tooth extraction, or other dental procedures you may need.
Your dentist reviews your oral health history with you and examines your teeth and gums. They discuss your preferences, lifestyle, and desired outcome before personalizing a sedation dentistry plan that’s right for you.
Some of the different types of sedation dentistry available at New Jersey Dental Specialists include:
Nitrous oxide is a gas you breathe in through a mask. It makes you feel relaxed, but its effects quickly wear off after you stop using it. For this reason, you can drive yourself home after taking nitrous oxide during a dental procedure.
Oral sedation is a pill that you take by mouth before undergoing dental treatment. It makes you feel relaxed or fall asleep. Because you often feel groggy afterward, plan to have someone drive you home after undergoing oral sedation.
You receive IV sedation through a vein in your arm to relax you or make you fall asleep during dental procedures. As with oral sedation, you must arrange for a friend or family to drive you home after undergoing IV sedation.
To learn more about sedation dentistry at New Jersey Dental Specialists and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.