Sedation Dentistry

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

Sedation dentistry uses anesthesia techniques to help you relax during your procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area directly around the teeth that Oradell sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter will be treating. However, if you experience unusually high levels of anxiety when undergoing dental treatment, he may also recommend other forms of anesthesia to put you into a semi-conscious state, from which you will awaken with little or no memory of the procedure.

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.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

The main benefit of sedation dentistry is its ability to help you feel calm and relaxed while undergoing difficult or long dental procedures. However, it also provides patients suffering from acute dental anxiety with the ability to undergo treatment without the emotional stress that they usually experience.

Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

Anyone who experiences high levels of fear or anxiety during dental treatment may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Patients that tend to have a highly sensitive or exaggerated gagging reflex also benefit from sedation dentistry. However, sedation dentistry can also benefit patients who are undergoing long procedures or multiple procedures during the same appointment.

Is Dr. Perlmutter experienced at performing sedation dentistry?

Dr. Perlmutter has completed more than 120 hours of enteral sedation dentistry through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). He has treated many patients with sedation dentistry techniques, helping them achieve a more comfortable and relaxed dental experience.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

There is some amount of risk with any type of sedation, but the type of sedation offered by Dr. Perlmutter very rarely produces complications. Dr. Perlmutter has received certification in CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support in order to increase safety levels for his patients.

Contact us Today!

If you are interested in sedation dentistry, please contact our sedation dentist today, serving patients in Oradell, Dumont, Haworth, Paramus, Bergenfield and Bergen County, New Jersey.

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