Do you dread going to the dentist?
Fear of the dentist plagues millions of people. When it comes to the dentist, they would rather endure a toothache than sit in the dental chair. If you fall into this category, sedation dentistry could be the solution for you. You will find dental treatment is performed more comfortable than you ever imagined. Conscious sedation dentistry makes it possible to be totally relaxed during your dental treatment while having little or no memory of the dental visit.
Many reasons why people are afraid to go to the dentist:
• Traumatic past dental visits
• Fear of the unknown
• Fear of needles
• Fear of the sounds and smells associated with a dental office
• Fear of being judged by the condition of your teeth
• Not feeling you are in control
Choose sedation if you:
• Are highly anxious about the thought of going to the dentist
• Have had traumatic dental experiences
• Are needle phobic
• Have difficulty getting numb
• Have a strong gag reflux
• Do not have the time and you need extensive of dental treatment
When our patients discover they can get their dental work done with a light sedative and have little or no memory of their visit; they are ready to be on their way to a healthy smile. Imagine not being afraid to go to the dentist. Most patients who receive sedation do not feel any discomfort and have little or no memory of the visit. Because you’ll be completely comfortable under conscious sedation, we can do many dental care procedures during the same visit. Best of all, you’ll probably only need one or two appointments. So within hours, you can start enjoying the confidence that comes with a bright new smile and good dental health. Years of neglect can be reversed in a hours!
Sedation dentistry is safe. Before your sedation appointment, we will answer all your questions and concerns and thoroughly review your medical history. There is a choice of anxiety free medications that can be used. Your sedation dentist will decide based on your medical history and the medicines you currently are taking. Most of our patients are sedated using a drug called triazolam, which is commonly known as Halcion (a sleeping pill). Triazolam is very safe and has been used since 1970. It has a long and well-documented record of safe and effective use as a sedative agent in dentistry. Sedation dentistry cost is minimal to be monitored during your visit.
What to expect at your sedation visit
• You will be very comfortable
• You will be drowsy and unaware of the time passing by
• You will be a great patient, getting the dental work you need
• You will not be unconscious; you’ll just enjoy a peaceful mental state
• You will be monitored to ensure your safety
• Years of neglect will be reversed in as little as one sedation visit
• Most important, you’ll be relaxed and anxiety free
Dr. Seidner and Dr. Kim are your team of sedation dentists at Seidner Dentistry & Associates in Randolph, NJ. You can have the beautiful smile and the good dental health you’ve always wanted. The even better news is many of our patients say they have overcome their dental fears after just one sedation visit and can book future appointments without sedation. We can help you get past your anxiety as we have successfully done for hundreds of patients just like you. Trust in Dr. Seidner and Dr. Kim as your sedation dentists and schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Can any dentist perform sedation dentistry?
Anxious patients should see a specially trained dentist to create a safe a comfortable experience. New Jersey State Board of Dentistry requires a dentist to complete at least 40 hours of university-based didactic training and obtain a permit before administering oral conscious sedation to their adult patients. Your sedation dentist’s education does not simply end after attending one extensive course. In New Jersey, they must seek 20 hours of training every two years on NJ State Board approved courses. Dr. Kim and Dr. Seidner, Randolph Sedation Dentists, are members of DOCS, a leader in oral sedation education.
What is the difference from IV sedation to conscious sedation dentistry?
With IV sedation, you receive the sedation medication through your vein. You will be unconscious and unresponsive. With conscious sedation, you will be drowsy and can respond to questions. Should the conscious sedation patient drift off to sleep, they can be easily woken up.
What are some of the side effects of sedation medication?
Due to the amnesic effect of the medications, patients may have little or no recollection of their sedation visit. This is not the time to do online shopping as the patient may not remember their purchases! Patients can not drive for 24 hours after. When the patient is home, they are advised to eat and hydrate to flush the medication out of their system to get a good nights sleep for the next day. The best part of having conscious sedation dentistry is the patient is so relaxed during their visit; they tend to have less post-treatment soreness.
Can I get all my dental work in as little as one visit?
Patients who have not had dental care for many years often require complete reconstruction. In most cases, full mouth treatment can be rendered in one sedation visit and may require a simple follow-up appointment. Your sedation dentist can get much more work done while their patient is comfortable and relaxed. Look for a non-judgemental sedation dentist who will explain the care you need as well as how to maintain your dental work for years to come.