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
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.