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Sedation Dentistry

At The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine, we understand your dental anxiety and feelings of nervousness on visiting a dentist, and we are committed to helping you put your fears aside and enjoy your dental appointment. Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane, DMD, and our compassionate team offer sedation dentistry options to put you at ease during treatment or a routine checkup. You may discuss with our dentist, Dr. Glenn MacFarlane on your options for sedation dentistry, which includes:

  • Conscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is the best choice for patients with dental anxiety and involves using a sedative. This medication will help nervous patients to be calm and relaxed during their dental treatment, such as a tooth extraction. We offer sedation dentistry options, and the option used will depend on each patient’s individual needs and preferences. These include:

  • Oral sedation dentistry. This is an oral medication given to you before your treatment. These oral medications help to make you feel calm and relaxed in time for your appointment. 
  • IV sedation is administered intravenously (through the veins), enabling the dentist to provide the sedation more quickly and easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. Since IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, it will not make you unconscious but will help to relax you completely and even fall asleep during your treatment. Most patients may not remember all of the details of their dental visit.

Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety to feel more comfortable during treatments. Each member of our experienced team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit to ensure that you are safe and comfortable throughout your treatment. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member accompany you and drive you to and from your appointment.

If you are a patient who suffers from dental anxiety, have had any past negative experiences at the dentist, or feel nervous about your treatment, then these sedation dentistry options will be the best choice in helping you relax for treatments. 

We welcome you to contact Dr. Glenn MacFarlane and our team at The Center For Holistic Dental Medicine in Red Bank, New Jersey, to learn more about sedation dentistry options and how sedation dentistry can help to make your dental experience more pleasant. Call us at (732) 517-7785 or visit us today. Our practice is located at 211 Broad Street, Ste. #106, and we welcome new and established patients and families.