Sedation Dentistry

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Newark Family Dental Dentist Helps Patients Feel Relaxed

If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, you’re not alone. Millions of patients in the United States report postponing dental visits due to fear, and many more experience anxiety during their appointment. At Newark Family Dental, we want every patient to receive the quality dental care they need free from stress or fear. That’s why we provide a variety of sedation dentistry methods so you can relax and get the dental treatment you need to have a rockin’ smile.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a great choice for patients who have severe dental anxiety because the prescribed medication is taken before leaving home. By the time a patient arrives at the dental office, escorted by a friend or family member, he will already feel relaxed. During the procedure, patients typically remain awake, but describe the experience as being “dreamlike.” The effects of oral conscious sedation can take several hours to dissipate. Patients will need to be driven to and from the appointment, and shouldn’t plan to resume activities until the following day. Patients prefer oral conscious sedation because:

  • The sedation takes effect before they leave home.
  • The sedative is stronger than nitrous sedation causing the patient to enter a semi-conscious state.
  • Oral sedatives have an amnesiac effect which means most patients report not remembering their procedure.
  • Patients who need multiple or complex dental procedures can save time and money by scheduling these treatments on the same day.