Do you feel anxious thinking about visiting a dental office? Do you have negative past experiences receiving dental care? Call Morris County Dental Associates.
Dr. Ira Goldberg treats patients with dental fear and anxiety in Succasunna, New Jersey. Many people avoid the dentist for years and years due to fear and anxiety. However, at Morris County Dental Associates, you’re in good hands. Dr. Goldberg has received the proper training to provide patients with quick and effective care that is also relaxing and comfortable. As a Dawson Academy-trained dentist, Dr. Goldberg commits himself to learning about the latest and safest dental treatment methods.
Address Dental Anxiety at Morris County Dental Associates
If you have severe dental fear or anxiety, or if you require an advanced dental procedure, Dr. Goldberg may recommend sedation dentistry. This type of dentistry can help calm anxious patients while delivering comfortable dental treatment. Prior to treatment Dr. Goldberg will review your extensive medical history, and conduct an oral health exam. You can voice your concerns about dental problems and your treatment preferences to Dr. Goldberg, as there are these types of sedation solutions:
Oral Conscious Sedation: We administer oral conscious sedation in pill form, prior to treatment. Patients will need to coordinate a reliable ride to and from our dental office.
Nitrous Oxide: We administer nitrous oxide through a nasal mask. It takes effect as soon as we turn on the system. The effects of nitrous oxide diminish almost immediately after we remove the mask.
IV Sedation: This type of sedation supplies patients with medications intravenously. IV sedation offers the most relaxation and the greatest level of amnesia. As with oral conscious sedation, patients will need transportation to-and-from the dental office.
Dental Anxiety FAQs
Is dental anxiety common?
Dental anxiety is very common, affecting people of all ages. It is most likely brought upon by an uncomfortable or bad past dental experience. Your dentist can help make your future visits more comfortable if you communicate about your anxiety with them. Surveys have shown that dental anxiety affects up to 20% of the world.
Dental anxiety is also more common in women than men. If you struggle with dental anxiety, communicate with your dentist. We have ways to help you deal with any anxiety or discomfort you may be feeling.
How do you deal with dental anxiety?
Some of the best techniques to deal with dental anxiety include communicating with your dentist, breathing deeply, and listening to music throughout your appointment. Some patients also benefit from meditation. There are a variety of methods that we use to help patients with dental anxiety. We can use anesthetic and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to numb patients making them more comfortable. Hand signaling and distraction may also help distract young patients.
Does laughing gas help with dental anxiety?
Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, helps calm the nervous system. This calms patients’ anxiety before dental procedures and helps reduce pain.
How common is dental anxiety?
Dental anxiety is fairly common. Studies have shown that an estimated 36% of the population suffers from dental anxiety. 12% suffer from severe dental phobia. If you think you have dental anxiety, communicate with us as we can make extra efforts to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.
Can you request to be put to sleep at the dentist?
Yes, however not many dentists do this regularly. The process involves the use of general anesthetic or sedation. Patients with anxiety prior to dental procedures can request sedation options. Call our offices today if you have any questions about dental sedation or dental anxiety.
Can the dentist give you something for anxiety?
Dentists may prescribe anti-anxiety medication such as valium to help ease anxiety before a dental visit. We can also provide oral conscious sedation to ease nerves before a procedure.
Do you have dental fear or anxiety? Call Dr. Goldberg and his professional dental team at 973-298-5893. You can also request an appointment online. Dr. Goldberg is a dentist in Succasunna, NJ that offers sedation dentistry solutions at Morris County Dental Associates. Feel free to ask Dr. Goldberg or his staff any remaining questions you may have about sedation dentistry or the other dental solutions offered at his office.