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New Jersey Sedation Dentistry

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If you are uncomfortable or anxious about dental visits, sedation dentistry may be just what you have been looking for. With this option,New Jersey sedation dentist Dr. Jessica Logan can help ensure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable prior to even the most involved dental procedures. However, your procedure doesn’t have to be terribly involved for you to undergo sedation. The safe and effective options offered by Dr. Logan are suitable even for general cleanings and examinations, allowing everyone access to the complete dental care they deserve.

Why Consider Sedation

People who may benefit from sedation dentistry include those who:

  • Suffer from dental phobia
  • Dislike the sights, smells, or sounds of dental offices
  • Have had bad dental experiences in the past
  • Require a longer, more extensive treatment
  • Have an overactive gag reflex
  • Fear needles or medical instruments

We offer three types of dental sedation at Integrated Dental Aesthetics:

  • Nitrous oxide gas
  • Oral conscious sedation
  • IV sedation

Sedation Options

The sedation options we offer have a long history of proven safety. Nitrous oxide has been used for decades for a variety of dental procedures. This nontoxic, non-addictive gas is inhaled prior to your procedure, allowing you to remain fully conscious while still feeling completely comfortable at all times.

Oral conscious sedation is achieved through oral medications taken prior to your appointment. Common time-rested medications used for oral conscious sedation include Valium and Halcion, which can or can not be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide for a combined effect.

IV sedation is generally reserved for more complicated procedures or for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures at once, or for our extremely phobic patients. Your sedation medication will be administered intravenously, enabling it to take effect quickly. Our anesthesiologist, Dr. Atlas, will continually monitor you while you are under IV sedation to ensure optimum levels of safety.

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Is New Jersey Sedation Dentistry Safe?

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The sedation dentistry offered at our Kinnelon,New Jersey office is safe and effective. Sedation Dentist Dr. Jessica Logan offers the options of nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” or oral conscious sedation. Both of these methods are capable of producing a complete sense of ease.

If you desire a heavier intravenous sedation, we offer the services of an outside anesthesiologist Dr. Atlas to come into our practice during your visit.  Dr. Atlas works closely with our dentists to ensure you receive the highest quality IV sedation dentistry.

We offer three types of dental sedation:

  • Nitrous oxide gas
  • Oral conscious sedation
  • IV sedation

Sedation Options

The sedation options we offer have a long history of proven safety. Nitrous oxide has been used for decades for a variety of dental procedures. This nontoxic, non-addictive gas is inhaled prior to your procedure, allowing you to remain fully conscious while still feeling completely comfortable at all times.

Oral conscious sedation is achieved through oral medications taken prior to your appointment. Common time-rested medications used for oral conscious sedation include Valium and Halcion, which can or can not be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide for a combined effect.

IV sedation is generally reserved for more complicated procedures or for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures at once, or for our extremely phobic patients. Your sedation medication will be administered intravenously, enabling it to take effect quickly. Our anesthesiologist, Dr. Atlas, will continually monitor you while you are under IV sedation to ensure optimum levels of safety.

The type of sedation best for you will depend on your level of discomfort and your medical history. During your initial sedation dentistry consultation, Dr. Logan will take time to discuss all of your options and help to determine the method most suited to provide you absolute comfort.

If you live in the Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford areas of New Jersey and are interested in learning more about your sedation dentistry options, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.

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