Many people get nervous and anxious about visiting dental clinics. However, a simple solution to this problem is now available. Sleep dentistry can help you overcome all your fears about dental procedures and ensure that you stay calm and comfortable throughout your treatment.
Our Anesthesiologist - Dr. Jay Patel
Dr. Jay Patel earned his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked on well over 1,500 cases involving sedation of varying degrees and a broad spectrum of patients. He currently works with some of the top dentists in New Jersey, New York, and has proven to be invaluable in overcoming the dental phobia of numerous patients, especially young ones.
Our Anesthesiologist- Dr. Elisabeth Goldstein
Dr. Elisabeth Goldstein is a board-certified physician anesthesiologist and has 15 years of training. She got her graduation degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and has a specialization in pediatric anesthesia from New York University.
Dr. Goldstein is the founder of Concierge Sedation Associates, an anesthesia practice committed to providing hospital-grade anesthetic care in the dental office setting in the NJ and NY areas.
What Is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry uses sedatives or combinations of sedatives to help you relax for your dental appointments. Our anesthesiologist proposes different approaches that reduce your pain sensitivity as well as anxiety during the procedure. This way, your dental visit becomes less stressful and more relaxing.
What Are the Types of Conscious Sedation?
Minimal or anxiolysis sedation is where you are conscious and able to respond to us, but at the same time, you feel calm and composed.
Moderate sedation makes you feel sleepy but you are still responsive. It makes you fade in and out of consciousness while we treat your teeth.
Under deep sedation, you are mostly asleep and can be woken if required.
How Does Sleep Dentistry Make You Feel?
Sleep dentistry intends to put you at ease throughout the treatment. After discussing a suitable form of sedation with our anesthesiologist and administering the sedation, you will feel relaxed, calm, and groggy. It takes away all the stress and anxiety concerning the treatment.
Here is how you may feel after we administer the common forms of sedation:
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This type of sedation will make you feel very calm, comfortable, and relaxed. Some patients also feel tingling in their legs and arms and experience a euphoric feeling. This sedation slows your time of reaction and reduces your sensitivity to pain.
It gives you a deeper sense of relief and relaxation. In most cases, you feel drowsy and also have difficulty speaking. It dulls your coordination and reflexes and also makes you feel heavy. You may also feel time passing faster.
Our anesthesiologist may recommend IV sedation for a more time-consuming or serious procedure. This type of sedation is deeper than the other two forms. You may experience a deep state of relaxation as well as difficulty staying awake. Unlike general anesthesia, you are still conscious but do not feel pain at all.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and learn more about sleep dentistry. You can contact our dentist in Flanders, NJ, at (973) 370-8917 or schedule your consultation online.