Safe Sedation Dentistry
Many people dread going to the dentist. Kids, teens, adults – there seems to be a strong internal fear that the dentist’s office means pain, fear, long hours, and other unpleasant feelings and events. In some patients, the fear is so strong, they will live with broken, damaged, or maligned teeth for YEARS before coming in to see us.
Sedation dentistry from Dr. Adam Helfand and the Rockaway Dental Center is a revolutionary new process for the modern day that takes that fear away and helps you achieve a bright and brilliant smile!
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a procedure that puts you in a comfortable, semi-conscious state that allows you to get all your essential dental treatments done all at once with no pain, no fear, and even a slight feeling of euphoria. There are many ways to execute sedation dentistry, but generally, we use a safe, industry-tested drug called Triazolam (commonly known as Halcion) to induce the desired state we need.
Dental Fear & Anxiety:
There are also a variety of reasons why patients choose soothing, effective sedation dentistry as their preferred treatments:
- • Traumatic Past Dental Visits
- Fear of Needles
- • Fear of Being Judged for The State Of Your Smile
- • Fear of Losing Control
- • Difficulty Getting Numb
- • Strong Gag Reflex
- • Lack of Time
- • And more…
If you fit into one of these categories, you can trust sedation dentistry to be different. Dr. Adam Helfand and the staff at the Rockaway Dental Center have all the right training and experience to implement this procedure and make a real difference in your dental life without pain, needles, or any fear of the unknown.
What You Can Expect
Imagine waking up from a peaceful nap and having all of your dental work be complete. That is what sedation dentistry offers you! During the entire process, you’ll be conscious, comfortable, unaware of any work being done, and completely entranced in a peaceful mental state. Most importantly, you’ll be monitored by us to ensure your safety, while we reverse years of neglect in a single visit with effective sedation dentistry procedures.
Sedation Dentistry Options
In addition to Triazolam, there is another form of sedation dentistry as well that you can choose as a safe alternative:
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide delivers a higher level of relaxation and even happiness during your dental procedures. When administered, Nitrous Oxide is carefully monitored, and once your procedure is over, it causes no amnesia in the short or long-term.
Are You A Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Do you have an innate fear of the dentist? Do you need extensive work done to your teeth but you’ve let that fear hold you back? You may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. Dr. Helfand will sit down for a conversation with you, review your medical history, and let you know all of your options. If all the signs and willingness to undergo the procedure are there, you could be a candidate who is ready for this relaxing procedure. For more information concerning our sedation dentistry, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Helfand, please call the Rockaway Dental Center at 973-361-9000.