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Sedation Dentistry in Edison

How Can Sedation Dentistry Help Me Feel Comfortable?

Relaxed woman in dental chair

When was the last time you saw the dentist? The correct answer to that question should be within the last six months, because the American Dental Association recommends biannual dental cleanings and exams. However, if that wasn’t your answer to the question, then perhaps the reason is that you’re afraid to visit the dentist. Really, this is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, you’re in a crowd! The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), which is an organization of dental professionals that are committed to providing patients with safe and relaxing care, estimates that 30% of the adult population don’t see the dentist because they are fearful.

For some, this fear is rooted in a memory of a childhood visit to the dentist that was less than pleasant. (Don’t worry – your children are in good and gentle hands with our team!) Others may have a touch of claustrophobia and are, therefore, uncomfortable by the close proximity of the dentist and his assistant. Still others are bothered by the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office – the sharp and pointy hand instruments and the high-pitched sound of the dentist’s drill.

Relax with Sedation Dentistry at Resnick & Rosenfeld

Whatever is keeping you from seeing the dentist, we can help you overcome your fear or anxiety with sedation dentistry. Generally speaking, sedation dentistry involves the use of sedative drugs to induce a relaxed and comfortable state in a patient about to receive dental treatment. At Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS, we use nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide provides a short-lived state of relaxation so you can have the dental care you need and then go about your day as usual.

When you arrive at our Edison, NJ, dentist office for your appointment, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to an examination room. Once you’re comfortable in the dentist’s chair, a small plastic mask will be placed over your nose. Through this mask, we deliver a measured amount of nitrous oxide in combination with oxygen. As the gas enters your system, your body will feel calm and your worries will drift away. Some people report feeling a bit light-headed when inhaling nitrous oxide.

Once the dentist has completed your care, the mask is removed and the effects of the nitrous oxide wear off in just a matter of a minute or two. You’ll be able to drive, go back to work or school, and carry on with your daily chores immediately.

Call Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS in Edison, NJ to learn more about how nitrous oxide can help you receive the dentistry you need.