Pain-Free Dentistry in Bernardsville

IF THE THOUGHTof going to the dentist makes you extremely nervous or you have difficulty tolerating dental treatment, we can help! For many people, fear of dentists (dentophobia) is so intense that it prevents them from getting the treatment their teeth need. Regrettably, this often originates with previous bad experiences with dental treatment.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

One of Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb's top priorities is to ensure your comfort during treatment, including making your experience as pain-free as possible. The first step is to acknowledge and address the extent of your dental anxiety so that we can develop a plan that will ensure comfortable treatment and the best outcome. One possibility is sedation or general anesthesia. Other limitations aside from dental anxiety might require sedation, such as a severe gag reflex, limited opening, and mental or physical limitations.

Types of Sedation

We offer a few different levels of sedation to ensure your pain-free experience. The mildest is an oral anxiolytic (similar to Valium), prescribed before your appointment. This medication will help you relax and feel comfortable before you come to the office, but you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment and stay with you until the effects wear off.

Next is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, which works very quickly to help you relax and wears off quickly enough after your appointment that you can drive yourself home.

The third possibility is oral conscious sedation, which will give you a deeper, pain-free experience during your procedure. As with anxiolytics, you will need a trustworthy person to serve as your escort before and after surgery.

Local anesthesia is a common way to eliminate pain during a dental procedure. The effects are limited to the area around the treatment site and can last up to a few hours afterward.

Finally, there is IV sedation, in which a specialist in dental sedation will sedate you for the duration of your procedure. You will have no memory of the surgery, and it will be completely pain-free. For this option as well, you will need a trustworthy escort to assist you before and after surgery.

Dr. Dennis Grech will be working with our Bernardsville team to provide IV Sedation for our patients, right here in our office, upon request. Dr. Grech is Vice Chairman and Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Have You Been Putting Off Needed Treatment?

Don’t let the fear of the dentist’s chair keep you from getting the preventive care and treatment you need for optimal oral health. Our skilled team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville offers Sedation Dentistry to help you achieve healthy teeth and a perfect smile.

We are happy to answer all of your questions to create make a customized plan of treatment. Just contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville online or call (908) 221-1188 today. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills and nearby areas in New Jersey.

Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville

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