If you have dental anxiety, it may be comforting to know millions of other people have it as well. In fact, up to 20 percent of Americans avoid dental appointments because of fear. Unfortunately, avoiding common dental procedures can cause your oral health to worsen, especially if you are missing teeth. Neglecting to replace your missing teeth can have a negative impact on your health, including long-term bone loss and malocclusion. The good news is that sedation dentistry in Denville, NJ can help relieve your dental anxiety so you can replace your missing teeth without fear.
Dental implant placement is a highly effective and common procedure. But for those with anxiety, the thought of having implants placed can be scary. To help their patients feel comfortable and at-ease while receiving dental implants, Drs. Hal and Adam Kimowitz offer several types of sedation options. These include:
Nitrous oxide is a safe, odorless gas that’s offered to patients through a mask. It quickly induces feelings of relaxation and even euphoria. Once the mask is removed, the effects wear off almost immediately.
Local anesthetic is the most common type of sedation offered to patients. It’s injected near the treatment site and only affects the tissue around the treatment area. Local anesthetic is used for a variety of procedures and minimizes discomfort.
Oral sedation is a sedative that’s taken before your appointment begins. It causes grogginess and relaxation that lasts even after the procedure is complete. It’s important to arrange a ride to and from your appointment if you plan to receive oral sedation.
IV sedation is administered intravenously and is also known as sleep dentistry. This type of sedation allows you to completely relax during your procedure and is commonly recommended for those who need dental implants. You won’t remember the procedure once you awaken and should arrange for someone to drive you home.
Ready to discover how the sedation dentistry options offered by Denville Dentist can minimize your anxiety? Call our office today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.