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Oral Conscious Sedation
Tinton Falls, NJ


Dentist and patient discussing oral surgery sedation at Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Tinton Falls, NJOur offices at Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry can provide different types of sedation for our patients. Sedation dentistry allows us to use medication to help our patients relax while visiting our offices for both noninvasive and invasive dental procedures. Most types of sedation allow our patients to remain awake, though we may decide to use general anesthesia for more involved dental surgeries.

If you expect you might need oral surgery in the near future, you are probably wondering what kind of sedation options you have for the procedure. Some reasons for sedation at the dentist can include low pain tolerance, sensitive teeth, bad gag reflex, or being unable to sit still in the chair throughout the procedure. There are several types of sedation our office may choose to use to help our patients. The most common types of sedation are nitrous oxide, oral sedation, local anesthesia, and IV sedation. If you need to schedule an oral surgery, call Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry to discuss the procedure and what types of sedation we offer.

Minimal Sedation


One of the most commonly used forms of sedation is oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation is known as a minimal sedation. Our office can determine the proper dosage based on the patient’s size, history, and procedure. We offer our patients a prescription pill, often a benzodiazepine, about an hour before the procedure. After taking this pill, patients will feel relaxed, comfortable, and drowsy, though they will stay awake and maintain consciousness and all of their bodily functions during the procedure. You will still be able to respond to external stimuli.

If necessary, our staff may decide to give a larger dose to further relax the patient. This anesthesia is most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. It is possible our patients will feel extremely relaxed as the procedure occurs. They may also feel drowsy for some time following the surgery and should not drive themselves home. You may also experience some amnesia after the procedure and not recall the dental procedure. You should rest for the remainder of the day.

Oral conscious sedation is most widely used because of its many benefits. It is easy to administer, easy to monitor, and is cost-effective. It is one of the safest forms of sedation, and can be used for both adults and children.

Another option for minimal sedation includes inhaled sedation. This type uses a combination of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, and oxygen. We can administer this sedation through a mask placed over the patient’s nose. It is easy to control the amount of the sedation a patient will receive through the mask and it wears off quickly. It helps many of our patients to relax during simple dental procedures.

Local Anesthesia


Local anesthesia is most commonly used for minor surgeries that will be done quickly, like a cavity filling. This is a numbing medication that will be administered as a shot directly into the area that will be receiving the treatment. Topical anesthetics may also be used in a procedure such as a tooth restoration. No matter what type of anesthetic you choose for your surgery, it is highly likely that you will also get a local anesthetic at the site.

At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are happy to provide different sedation options to our patients so they can feel comfortable when they come to our offices. We will discuss which sedation is best for each patient and for their procedure. When you are ready to schedule your appointment and sedation option, call us at (732) 982-7988.

Get in Touch!


PHONE
(732) 982-7988

EMAIL
arletta@drjeffreyzatzkin.com

LOCATION
620 Shrewsbury Ave Suite B
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701



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