Dental anxiety is a universal phenomenon that affects many Americans. A lot of people are scared of seeing their dentist and postpone their treatment until they experience severe pain. Our Lincroft dentist, Dr. Mitchel Friedman, offers Sedation Dentistry that can make patients much more comfortable during treatment.
Sedation dentistry comes in three forms: Inhalation, Oral Sedation and Intravenous (IV) Sedation.
Inhalation, also known as “laughing gas” is the most common method used to ease mild to moderate anxiety. The nitrous oxide combined with oxygen is inhaled through a mask placed over your nose. You can recover easily and go back to your normal activities right after the treatment.
The dose of the medicine for Oral Sedation ranges from minimal to moderate. A prescription pill is taken usually an hour before the procedure. It can make you drowsy but you’ll still be awake.
Intravenous or IV Sedation is administered directly into the vein and immediately takes effect. Our Lincroft dentist can adjust the level of sedation depending on your level of anxiety or the length of your dental procedure.
Sedation dentistry is ideal for people who have low pain thresholds, sensitive teeth, and those who are uncomfortable sitting in the dentist’s chair. Consult our Lincroft dental practitioner before taking any kind of medication. Proper assessment is necessary before undergoing any treatment. Dr. Friedman will evaluate your overall health, study your medical history, know the kinds of medicines that you take and give the dose of sedative appropriate for your age and health.
Dr. Friedman believes in absolute comfortable and convenient dental care. He is known for his thorough but gentle approach. The New Jersey Monthly 2013 Choice Award is just the evidence that he is one of the best when it comes to performing preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Talk to Dr. Friedman about your dental anxiety. Call (732) 352-3903 and book an appointment right away.