The experienced team at Oradell Family Dental believes that you should be as comfortable as possible throughout your dental treatment. Imagine not being afraid to go to the dentist. Imagine being able to accomplish much of your dental care in as little as one appointment. This is what Anxiety-free Dentistry can do for you. You’ll be able to smile with confidence and be without pain. If you’ve been putting off years of dental work because you are afraid, Anxiety-free Dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, can change your life.
Modern dentistry does not have to be painful. If you have avoided important dental treatments due to past bad dental experiences, we encourage you to talk to us about how sedation dentistry can help you receive the care you need in a comfortable, relaxed manner. With Anxiety-free Dentistry you don’t have to be afraid anymore.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of different types of oral medications that you will take on the day of your appointment. Our experienced clinical team will make certain that you are relaxed and completely comfortable while monitoring you very closely while you are relaxing the time away. Patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during treatment and when your procedure is over, you will most likely not remember much about the experience. For your safety, we require that a family member or friend drive you home. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients with severe dental anxiety or who are undergoing extensive treatments.
Our gentle dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is highly trained in the field of sedation dentistry. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and he is licensed in the state of New Jersey to practice Enteral Conscious Sedation. Your sedation dentistry treatment will be conducted according to the highest standards of safety.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Dr. Perlmutter offers the following sedation dentistry options:
- Oral sedation – You will take a pill 30-60 minutes before your treatment to place you in a relaxed, semi-conscious state. You will be able to answer questions and follow Dr. Perlmutter’s instructions during your procedure.
- Nitrous Oxide – Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide will be administered through a mask prior to and during your procedure. Since nitrous oxide gas wears off quickly, you should be able to drive home following your treatment.
For more information, see our Questions About Sedation Dentistry.
Please contact our sedation dentist today to schedule your appointment with Oradell Family Dental, serving Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus, HaworthOradell, and Bergen County, New Jersey.