Sedation Dentistry Methods
At Red Bank Smiles, your comfort is our top priority. While you relax in our chairs, we have blankets and pillows for your added comfort. Each operatory is outfitted with dimmable lights, TV’s and, pleasant aromas. We know that dentistry can be stressful. We will spend the time to listen to you, so we can make your visits with us as comfortable as possible.
If a comfortable setting is not enough to create a great dental experience for you, there are a combination of several anxiety-reducing methods of conscious sedation available to all of our patients. Oral medications such as Valium or Xanax can be used to help a guest relax and feel more comfortable, especially during long procedures.
Nitrous oxide is another form of sedation dentistry that provides pain relief and distraction. If your dentist administers nitrous oxide to you, you can expect conscious sedation. You will be awake during your procedure, but you will be completely comfortable and relaxed, thanks to the nitrous oxide. This method of conscious sedation is administered through a breathing mask. Nitrous oxide will make your anxiety about dental procedures disappear.