On a scale of 1-10, how stressful is a trip to the dentist for you?
Some people get so stressed out about their dental visits that they avoid them entirely. While this may be a passable short term solution, this avoidance tactic can seriously compromise your health. A much better way to put your fears to rest while getting the care you need is with sedation dentistry. Discover how sedation dentistry can completely remove the stress, pain, and fear from your dental experience.
How Sedation Works at Smile Design Specialist
At Smile Design Specialist in North Arlington, NJ, Dr. Ekstein is proud to offer sedation dentistry for his patients. By applying a very precise dose of medication, we can ensure the following:
- You most likely won’t remember your dental experience.
- No pain will be involved with your treatment
- Anxiety and fear won’t affect you while you’re sedated
- Your dentist can provide the dental care you need while you’re sedated
To ensure the safest dental experience possible, Dr. Ekstein has partnered with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Glen Atlas.
2 Experts Ensure that Your Sedation Goes Perfectly
With a Board Certified Anesthesiologist accompanying Dr. Ekstein in the sedation process, we’re maximizing the chances of a safe, effective treatment for the patient. Glen Atlas, M.D., M.Sc. is a resounding expert in common methods of anesthesiology and can provide a perfect dose that puts you in a calm, relaxed mental state.
Other Reasons You May Prefer Sedation Dentistry
The most common reason for sedation dentistry is to eliminate the fear patients have associated with their dental appointment. However, there are patients who opt for sedation dentistry for reasons other than fear, pain, and anxiety.
- Sedation dentistry eliminates the gag reflex.
- Dr. Ekstein can accomplish more while the patient is sedated.
- Patient cooperation is ensured when sedation is used.
- If excessive movement is an issue, then sedation dentistry can help keep patients calm.
What Can I Expect After My Sedation Dentistry Appointment?
Our talented anesthesiologist will provide just enough sedative to get you through your appointment. However, enough residual anesthesia will be leftover to justify having someone drive you. Otherwise, you should be back to normal within a few hours after your appointment. In the rare case that you still feel sedation effects after 24 hours, contact Dr. Ekstein.
Get the Dental Care You Need in North Arlington, NJ
Whether you choose sedation as part of your dental appointment or not, it’s vital to attend your dental appointments with our North Arlington dental team. During your dental visit, your teeth are cleaned, thoroughly examined, and you’re screened for oral cancer and other diseases. Skipping dental appointments is detrimental to your health, so it’s best to make it to your appointment by whatever means necessary. Contact us to begin the journey to a better smile.