Do you have dental anxiety or fear? Try our sedation dentistry treatment options.
Dr. Ira Goldberg offers sedation dentistry in Succasunna, NJ. Sedation dentistry is an option for patients who experience dental anxiety or desire to have a pain-free and stress-free visit to the dentist. For anxious patients, multiple dental treatments can often be performed during one visit with sedation dentistry.
Dr. Goldberg has advanced training and is certified in the administration of oral conscious sedation through Dental Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS). His permit number is ESP00320.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients who:
- Suffer from dental fear or anxiety
- Have sensitive teeth
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Need multiple surgery treatments
- Have a past trauma experienced at the dentist
Sedation dentistry is pain-free while relieving anxiety, reducing the gag reflex, and allowing dentists to work faster. If you have any of these conditions, call Morris County Dental Associates at 973-298-5893.
How long do the effects of oral sedation last?
This will depend on the type of sedation administered and the individual patient. In general, oral sedation begins with an at-home dose and will slowly take effect and wear off in the same way. The effects can last for up to 8 hours or more and patients need to arrange for an escort to and from the appointment. Nitrous Oxide offers the benefit of immediate effect and almost an immediate return to your normal state of alertness. However, we do advise that patients obtain an escort home.
IV sedation is a deeper type of sedation and will have a more lasting effect. The effects of IV sedation can take up to 24 hours to completely disappear and patients will need an escort home and the ability to rest for the remainder of the day.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Also known as “laughing gas”, this sedation option uses a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that is breathed in through a mask. Patients will remember their procedures and will return to normal alertness following treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Also known as “enteral sedation,” oral conscious sedation is now one of the most common sedation techniques in America. OCS is comfortable as it does not require needles, only medication in pill form. This pill reduces anxiety and causes relaxation. Similar to IV sedation, patients will need someone to drive you to-and-from the office.
Dr. Goldberg works with local anesthesiologists to provide IV sedation for patients who desire or require to be “asleep” during their treatment. IV sedation offers the most relaxation and the greatest level of amnesia. Patients must have an escort to-and-from the dental office when this treatment is used.
Request a Consultation
Contact Morris County Dental Associates for comfortable treatment today. You can call 973-298-5893 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldberg online.