What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is an exciting relaxation advancement that can help the large number of people who fear the dentist. Do you fall into one of these categories?
- Do you have outright fear and anxiety at the dentist?
- Are you really not interested in knowing what’s going on around you, and just want to get the dental treatment overwith?
- Do you require multiple visits, and simply want to get as much work done as possible in just one visit?
- Do you have medical conditions that require your stress level to be kept as low as possible?
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.
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
Oral Sedation, also known as “enteral sedation,” is now the most common technique used in the United States and Canada to quell patient fears. It does not require needles, but rather medication is taken orally. 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 the anesthesiologist. 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.
Sedation Dentistry Procedures
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. Sedation Dentistry offers a level of relaxation so patients don’t have to be involved in the procedures.
Dr. Goldberg is also a very well-known and respected general dentist. He treats many patients who need general dentistry (such as fillings, cleaning, crowns, or root canals) under sedation protocols. If a person has a high level of fear or simply want to dissociate themselves for the sights and sounds of a dental office, sedation is available.
Dr. Goldberg 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.
Am I A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry? Which Option Would Be Best For Me?
In summary, candidates for Sedation Dentistry include those who:
- Have an outright fear of the dentist, the dental office, and/or needles
- Have a need for extensive treatment and wish to dissociate themselves from the surroundings
- May have medical conditions that encourage them to reduce stress as much as possible
You may already know which option suits you best. That’s great, and we can provide it. However, if you’re unsure, give us a call and we’d be more than happy to discuss it with you!
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about sedation dentistry or to schedule a consultation at our office in Succasunna, please call 973-328-1225 to see what Dr. Goldberg can do for you! Our practice in Succasunna treats patients from Randolph, Denville and surrounding areas in Morris County, NJ.