Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Dental Studio of Jersey City -  - General Dentistry

Dental Studio of Jersey City

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Jersey City, NJ

If the thought of your upcoming dental visit seems nerve-wracking or even terrifying, you should consider exploring your options for sedation dentistry. At Dental Studio of Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey, dentists Christine Chung, DMD, and Judith E. Roman, DMD, provide several sedation options for nervous, squeamish, and sensitive patients. To find out which form of sedation is best for your next procedure, call Dental Studio of Jersey City for a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is an available option for patients who are nervous or squeamish when they go to the dentist, even for simple or routine work. Sedation techniques are designed to help you relax, sit still, or even fall asleep as your dentist performs a cleaning or treatment. 

Before you undergo dental work with sedation, you must sit down with your dentist at Dental Studio of Jersey City for a consultation about your needs and your health. Your dentist can help you decide which type of sedation is appropriate for your procedure and for your level of unease.

When should I consider sedation dentistry?

There are several common reasons why people ask about getting their dental procedures under sedation. The team at Dental Studio of Jersey City can help you find a fitting option for sedation if you have:

  • Low tolerance for pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • A reactive gag reflex
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Several procedures planned at the same appointment

Often, sedation dentistry is available for children who feel afraid about going to the dentist or who can’t sit still for the amount of time it takes to see the dentist. The team at Dental Studio of Jersey City works with you to decide if sedation is necessary in your case and which type will best suit your needs.

What are my options for sedation?

There are several available options for sedation, some of which are more mild than others. You may have one or more of these options for sedation:

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Nitrous oxide comes in the form of a gas that you inhale shortly before your procedure. You likely won’t fall asleep, but you’ll relax almost immediately after breathing it in. You can get nitrous oxide by itself or with oral sedation.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation comes in the form of either a pill or a liquid that you swallow. Also called conscious sedation, it allows you to stay awake and responsive during your procedure but more relaxed. You won’t remember anything about your appointment after it’s complete, and you shouldn’t drive yourself home. 

IV sedation

IV sedation is a deeper form of sedation, but you aren’t unconscious. Under IV sedation, you’re minimally aware of your surroundings and you might even fall asleep. The sedative goes into one of your veins through your arm via an IV drip. 

To explore your sedation options for your next dental visit, call Dental Studio of Jersey City or book an appointment online today.


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