It’s not uncommon for Dr. Ira Goldberg to see patients in his practice who have dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects both children and adults and can be a problem when it comes to getting necessary dental services. At Morris County Dental Associates, patients in the community of Succasunna, NJ who are interested in sedation dentistry can ask about ways of reducing fears before they even sit in the dental chair!
Sedation Dentistry Options
At Morris County Dental Associates, we offer three methods of sedation for patients to consider for their next dental visit:
- Nitrous oxide – the most common solution is that of nitrous oxide, an odorless, colorless gas that is typically referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is administered through the nose while the dentist performs the necessary procedure. Some patients get “giggly” with nitrous oxide which is how it got its name as laughing gas, while others feel sleepy. Either way, patients are at ease and can undergo necessary treatments.
- Oral conscious sedation – another method of sedation that is better for getting uneasy patients to the dental office to begin with is that of oral conscious sedation. This sedation is achieved with the use of a medication that is prescribed to the patient to take prior to leaving home for their appointment. Once they arrive with transportation to the dental office, they are coherent and responsive, though extremely relaxed for their treatment.
- IV sedation – for patients with more severe anxieties, Dr. Ira Goldberg may employ a method known as IV sedation. This is when medication is administered directly into the blood via IV to help a patient rest. This is perfect for patients who are having several procedures done at once. This also helps with one or more invasive procedures such as the placement of dental implants.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates. His practice is equipped with the latest in sedation dentistry to ensure a positive experience in the dental office. Call today at (973) 328-1225 and visit the office in Succasunna, NJ at 15 Commerce Boulevard #201.