Sedation Dentistry

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Curious About Sedation Dentistry in New Jersey?

Have you ever laid back in the dentist’s chair and thought how nice it would be if you could close your eyes, let the dentist work, and wake up when it’s all over? Call Kids & Family Dentistry in Livingston, NJ or Harrison, NJ, to determine if sedation dentistry can take the worry out of dental work for you! 

Stop putting off the dental work you need and take advantage of sedation dentistry in New Jersey. It is an optimal choice for people of all ages who experience anxiety associated with dental visits. Sedation dentistry is ideal if you have a low pain tolerance or trouble getting numb before a procedure. 

Sedation dentistry at Kids & Family Dentistry is the solution you’ve been looking for if you’re living with dental pain. Call our offices today to discuss our treatment options and take a proactive step towards improving your oral health. 

What Types of Sedatives Will Sedation Dentistry Used?

The type of sedation you receive depends on the length and extent of your dental procedure. You’ll receive the sedatives via inhalation through a mask placed over your nose, by ingesting a pill, or intravenously. 

Mild sedation — The doctor will administer nitrous oxide through a mask worn over your nose. You will feel the calming effects within minutes. The mask will remain on throughout your procedure, and the sedation will wear off shortly after the device comes off. You can drive yourself home after this appointment. 

Moderate sedation — You will receive the sedative in an oral pill taken before your appointment or through an IV at our dental office. You will remain conscious throughout the procedure at various levels of relaxation. The effects take longer to wear off, so bring someone along to take you home. 

Deep sedation — With deep sedation, you may fall asleep entirely with a general anesthetic, similar to the effect of going under anesthesia for surgery. You will feel drowsy from deep sedation, so you will most likely need to arrange for a ride home after the treatment. 

The levels of each of these sedation methods vary depending on the patient and dental treatment plan. Kids & Family Dentistry will work with you to discuss your specific sedation dentistry needs. 

What Happens During a Sedation Dentistry Appointment?

During a sedation dentistry appointment, you will receive a sedative agent that helps you achieve total relaxation during your dental procedure. You can lay back and relax while the dentist works. You’ll feel no worries and no pain as the dental tools pass overhead and the sounds of a busy dental facility fill your ears. 

Most of your sedation dental appointments will go as any other. You will check-in at the front desk for your appointment time. Our team will take you back to the exam area, go over the plan for the appointment, and administer the sedative.  

You will still receive a local anesthetic for numbing during the procedure so that you won’t need to worry that you will feel any pain. 

After receiving dental care, you are free to go. Depending on the type of sedation, you may need someone to drive you home from the appointment. 

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Kids? 

No one wants to see their kids suffer or go through something they don’t want to do — even if it is in their best interest. Sedation dentistry for kids is entirely safe and can make everyone’s life a little easier. Sedation dentistry for pediatric patients lessens the burden on caretakers of getting this vital work done. 

One traumatic past dental experience as a child can turn into a lifetime of dental anxiety. If your anxious child has a hard time sitting still, sedation dentistry in New Jersey could be the answer. The compassionate, well-trained professionals at Kids & Family Dentistry in New Jersey administer sedatives and monitor the child’s vital signs during the procedure. 

Sedation Dentistry Specialists in New Jersey

Some patients experience anxiety leading up to a worse dental visit than during the dental work itself. If you already have an appointment scheduled and would like to inquire about sedation dentistry, please give us a call today. You may need to adjust your appointment time. 

Does pain-free, hassle-free, worry-free dentistry sound like a dream come true? Call Kids & Family Dentistry in Harrison at (973) 484-4200 or in Livingston at (973) 597-1818 to schedule a consultation and determine how sedation dentistry can work for you in New Jersey. 

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