You don’t have to be anxious about dental procedures anymore.
At Dr. Nahel Yanni’s dental office in East Brunswick you can opt for sedation dentistry — a technique that allows you to undergo your dental procedures while under one of several forms of sedation. Sedation dentistry means that your fears and anxieties will be put to rest so that you can receive the care you need without any of the nervousness that can occur at the dental office.
We have several types of sedation available in order to make your dental experience a pleasant one.
A local anesthetic is a drug that is injected near a nerve to prevent stimulation from reaching the brain. Certain stimuli near nerves are interpreted by the brain as pain signals. Local anesthetics are often used in conjunction with sedatives.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
The oral conscious sedation method is where Dr. Yanni will prescribe a sedative to be taken by mouth prior to treatment. If the patient has an extreme degree of dental anxiety, Dr. Yanni may prescribe an oral sedative to be taken at home one hour prior to going to sleep the evening before the appointment.
Inhalation Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Yanni can also use nitrous oxide and oxygen (colloquially known as laughing gas) during dental procedures. This has been a mainstay of sedation dentistry for generations and remains the most frequently employed technique to help patients with their anxiety.
IV Sedation Dentistry
Intravenous sedation means that a sedative medication is administered directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous conscious sedation dentistry is a very safe and highly effective technique to manage moderate to severe levels of anxiety.
Sedation dentistry isn’t just for those with anxiety or fear of dental procedures. It’s also extremely useful when a patient has a complicated procedure or for those who want to take care of all of their needed treatments (implant dentistry, root canals, crowns, dentures, or bridges) at once.
Please call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yanni and his professional team. We are ready to make your dream of a perfect smile come true through sedation dentistry.