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Sedation Dentist in Manahawkin

Dr. Robert Young of Young Dentistry knows that many patients feel anxious or even fearful when it comes time to visit the dentist. Dr. Young is highly trained and certified to provide intravenous (IV), oral conscious, and nitrous oxide sedation to patients when the need arises. Just remember to ask about sedation dentistry options when you call to schedule your appointment in our state-of-the-art Manahawkin dental office, and one of our team members will be happy to accommodate your needs.

Why You Should Visit Dr. Young for Dental Sedation

Dr. Young is certified and highly trained in sedation dentistry. For his patients’ safety, Dr. Young continued his post-graduate education and obtained certifications in the use of oral conscious sedatives, studied IV sedation at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and he has become trained and certified in acute cardiac life support. Dr. Young is happy to help you overcome your fears and ensure complete comfort during the most advanced dental treatments with sedation dentistry. Dr. Young provides a dental sedation consultation for each patient. He will thoroughly review your health history and develop a sedation regimen for you to eliminate your fear while having your dental care completed. You will be guided through each step of treatment and sedation. You will be monitored at all times by Dr. Young or one of our team members. Using nitrous oxide, oral conscious, or IV sedation, you will be able to obtain your needed dental care in complete relaxation and comfort.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is inhaled through the nose and creates a sense of euphoria for patients who are nervous about their appointment or procedure. We can easily adjust the level of sedation throughout your treatment to ensure complete comfort. There are little to no negative, lasting side effects after using nitrous oxide, so you can return to your daily routine immediately. Dr. Young offers this form of sedation dentistry to our patients who have mild to severe anxiety about their dental visit. It’s also a great option for those patients whose dental sensitivity makes even the mildest treatments painful.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is available and recommended for patients who have a real fear of the dentist, and who have been known to avoid appointments as a result. These patients may benefit from using oral conscious sedation because they will begin to feel the effects of sedation before they ever leave home. About an hour before treatment, you’ll be instructed to take an oral sedative medication. By the time you reach our practice, you’ll feel completely relaxed, and in most cases, you won’t even remember your visit. For your safety, a trusted friend or family member should drive you to and from our office. The effects of oral conscious sedation can last for 12 to 24 hours, so be careful and reintroduce tasks gradually as you begin to feel more aware.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

IV sedation allows us to combine the best aspects of both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedative options. Like nitrous oxide, we can adjust the level of sedation during your treatment, and like oral conscious sedatives, you’ll achieve a deeper level of sedation. Following treatment, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home and monitor your recover for the first few hours.

Who Should Consider Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation may be beneficial for patients in any of the following situations:

  • Severe dental phobia or anxiety makes dental care unsafe
  • Sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflexes makes even gentle care uncomfortable
  • In order to complete numerous or advanced treatments in fewer visits
  • To ensure comfort and safety for children or patients with cognitive difficulties that make them struggle to understand their situation, which can lead to fear
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