What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is an exciting relaxation advancement that can help the 30% of people who fear the dentist. Whether you have outright fear and anxiety, or are undergoing a long procedure, sedation dentistry helps to manage these concerns.
Dental Fear & Anxiety
Many people avoid the dentist for years and years due to fear & anxiety. We get that. The difference is that Dr. Goldberg has done something about it. He has received the proper training and provides patients with the opportunity to wake up from a nap with years of dental problems corrected. The way people’s lives are changed within a few hours is exactly why Dr. Goldberg implemented this service into his practice, and why patients travel great distances to see him. When these patients refer their friends and family members, he knows that he has met their dental needs.
What are my sedation dentistry options?
Dr. Goldberg offers 3 different levels of sedation at his Morris County NJ office to help with fear, anxiety, and / or long procedures:
Also known as “laughing gas” or “sweet air,” the patient breathes in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gives you a level of relaxation during the procedure. As soon as the procedure is completed, the gas is turned off and you return to normal alertness. You have no level of amnesia, meaning you will remember the procedure completely.
OCS – Oral Conscious Sedation
Also known as “enteral” sedation, this procedure utilizes pills. Again, fear and anxiety are reduced, and relaxation ensues. You will require someone to drive you to-and-from the office, and the next day you will likely have either full amnesia of the procedure, or just a little recollection.
For the fullest and most complete level of fear & anxiety control, Dr. Goldberg works with anesthesiologists who provide the greatest level of sedation. The medications are provided intravenously and constantly monitored by Dr. Goldberg. Among these three options, you will have the most relaxation, the least fear and anxiety, and the greatest level of amnesia. Again, you must have an escort to-and-from the dental office.
Dr. Ira Goldberg’s Sedation Dentistry Training
Dr. Goldberg has undergone rigorous training for OCS (Oral Conscious Sedation), and is permitted by the State of New Jersey to perform this procedure. His permit number is ESP00320. His training has been with, and continues to be with, DOCS Education, one of the largest and most respected training organizations. Dr. Goldberg & Morris County Dental Associates serve Morris County, Randolph NJ, Succasunna, & surrounding areas.
Reasons patients request sedation dentistry
Dr. Goldberg is a very well-known and respected implantologist. As an expert in the field, he performs complex procedures that can take a number of hours. Again, Sedation Dentistry offers a level of relaxation so patients don’t have to be involved in the procedures.
Again, Dr. Goldberg is a very well-known and respected general dentist. He treats many patients for full, comprehensive care, and just like the implant procedures, these type of makeovers can take time. Some patients wish to not be involved with the procedure, and opt for sedation. We can provide that.
Who is a good candidate for Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is a popular treatment option for many people because it does not require injection, so if you’re afraid of “needles,” you needn’t worry. In fact, once you’re comfortable with oral sedatives, it may even be easier to have local anesthesia (numbing shots in the mouth) to further facilitate the ease of dental procedures.
Medications are given orally (by mouth). They are either placed and dissolved under the tongue, or they can just be swallowed whole.
Is Sedation Dentistry safe?
Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from getting the dental care you need. Dental sedation is available and may be more affordable than you think.
Oral sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in the United States and Canada to quell patient fears. The technique is easy and requires no needles. Best of all, the medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.
When using oral conscious sedation, remember that you will need someone to drive you both to and from the appointment, as well as keep an eye on you for the rest of the day following your appointment. After a good night’s sleep, you should be back to normal!
Are you ready to take the next step?
If you just finished reading this page and are excited about finding out more, call Dr. Goldberg at Morris County Dental Associates to set up a free consultation to see what he can do for you!