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Conscious Sedation

It may be necessary for some procedures or when a patient has anxiety at the dentist to recommend conscious sedation in Red Bank, New Jersey. Our dentist at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine can sit down and speak with you about your concerns and answer any questions about sedation dentistry. We invite you to call us for an appointment with Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane, DMD, and we hope you will entrust us to you and your family’s dental and physical health.

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Oral sedation – taking an oral medication before your treatment to feel calm and at ease at the time of your appointment.
  • IV sedation – the medication is administered intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.

Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

Suppose you suffer from dental anxiety, feel nervous about your treatment, or have a bad experience with your dentist. In that case, sedation dentistry will help you relax and be comfortable for your treatments. Sedation dentistry is also the best option for patients who have difficulty getting numb or are extremely sensitive to the gag reflex.

We welcome you to contact us for more information on sedation options to make your dental experience a comfortable and pleasant one. Call us at (732) 517-7785 to schedule an appointment with our compassionate team at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine today.