You should be able to enjoy yourself when you visit NU Dental Eatontown, not dread every single appointment. If you find it difficult to get comfortable in the dental chair as a result of anxiety or feeling tense when just thinking about scheduling an appointment, Dr. Gizachew and his team are here to help. Don’t ignore your appointments when you can receive incredibly effective sedation dentistry during your treatments! After you get started, you can expect to feel a warm and calming sensation, making it easy to complete care from start-to-finish. Call our office and we’ll help you find the most appropriate sedation option.
Feeling severely anxious before your visit? With oral conscious sedation, you can remove most if not all feelings of anxiety or nervousness in preparation for your treatment. To receive this sedative, you simply take a pill the night before or several hours before your visit in order to feel rested and relaxed. A friend or family member will need to drive you to and from the practice. While the sedative does not put you to sleep entirely so you can communicate with Dr. G, it’s unlikely that you’ll remember any of your appointment by the time the sedative’s effects dissipate.
Those with only mild anxiety will find nitrous oxide to be a great solution. To administer the sedative, we ask you to wear a small nasal mask that is worn throughout your treatment, whether it’s for a basic cleaning, restorative dentistry, or another service. As you inhale the sedative, which consists of both nitrous and oxygen, you’ll begin to feel very warm, calm, and relaxed. Since we can easily adjust how much sedative you receive, we can always send more your way if you need it to complete treatment. Keep in mind that this sedative is not as strong as oral conscious sedation, which means once we remove the nasal mask, you should be able to drive yourself home, head back to work, or continue your other day-to-day activities.