We want all of our patients to feel comfortable during every visit. We understand that some patients have difficulties or anxieties with certain procedures. We offer multiple levels of sedation dentistry to bring relief to these patients. It releases stress and allows complete relaxation. Our practice is one of a handful in the state that is qualified for use of IV sedation. If only lighter sedation is needed, we use nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas. And for those who only need to take the edge off, Valium is another option.
If you need the highest level of sedation, we work with a licensed anesthesiologist who administers the medication through an IV directly into the bloodstream. It gives us complete control for an accurate level of sedation that takes effect very quickly. Dr. Fairweather is able to fully concentrate on your treatment while the anesthesiologist monitors your sedation and comfort. You won't remember anything about the procedure, and an hour will seem like a few minutes. This type of sedation also works well for longer appointments to take care of more extensive work at one time. When your treatment is complete, you have someone drive you home. In about an hour, you will be back to normal.
This computer-controlled system allows our dentists to numb just a single tooth, rather than a larger area, in just minutes. The standard anesthesia shot takes between 8 to 12 minutes to take effect. The Stabident system will work in one or two minutes, is pain free, and lasts the same amount of time as with a regular injection.
With the Wand™, patients are amazed that they can receive an anesthetic injection and not feel a thing! This high-tech, computerized delivery system is the latest advancement over the 150-year-old technology of the syringe. It also provides a very accurate level of medication. No longer do patients have fears or worries about the pinch from shots.
Call our office at 908-524-0346 to determine how sedation
dentistry can make
your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.