Sedation Dentistry is an exciting relaxation advancement that can help the large number of people who fear the dentist. Do you fall into one of these categories?
Many people avoid the dentist for years and years due to fear & anxiety. We get that. The difference is that Dr. Goldberg has done something about it. He has received the proper training and provides patients with the opportunity to wake up from a nap with years of dental problems corrected. The way people’s lives are changed within a few hours is exactly why Dr. Goldberg implemented this service into his practice, and why patients travel great distances to see him. When these patients refer their friends and family members, he knows that he has met their dental needs.
Dr. Goldberg offers 3 different levels of sedation at his Morris County NJ office to help with fear, anxiety, and/or long procedures:
Also known as “laughing gas” or “sweet air,” the patient breathes in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gives you a level of relaxation during the procedure. As soon as the procedure is completed, the gas is turned off and you return to normal alertness. You have no level of amnesia, meaning you will remember the procedure completely.
OCS – Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Sedation, also known as “enteral sedation,” is now the most common technique used in the United States and Canada to quell patient fears. It does not require needles, but rather medication is taken orally. Again, fear and anxiety are reduced, and relaxation ensues. You will require someone to drive you to-and-from the office, and the next day you will likely have either full amnesia of the procedure, or just a little recollection.
For the fullest and most complete level of fear & anxiety control, Dr. Goldberg works with anesthesiologists who provide the greatest level of sedation. The medications are provided intravenously and constantly monitored by the anesthesiologist. Among these three options, you will have the most relaxation, the least fear and anxiety, and the greatest level of amnesia. Again, you must have an escort to-and-from the dental office.
Dr. Goldberg has undergone rigorous training for OCS (Oral Conscious Sedation), and is permitted by the State of New Jersey to perform this procedure. His permit number is ESP00320. His training has been with, and continues to be with, DOCS Education, one of the largest and most respected training organizations. Dr. Goldberg & Morris County Dental Associates serve Morris County, Randolph NJ, Succasunna, & surrounding areas.
Dr. Goldberg is a very well-known and respected implantologist. As an expert in the field, he performs complex procedures that can take a number of hours. Sedation Dentistry offers a level of relaxation so patients don’t have to be involved in the procedures.
Dr. Goldberg is also a very well-known and respected general dentist. He treats many patients who need general dentistry (such as fillings, cleaning, crowns, or root canals) under sedation protocols. If a person has a high level of fear or simply want to dissociate themselves for the sights and sounds of a dental office, sedation is available.
Dr. Goldberg treats many patients for full, comprehensive care, and just like the implant procedures, these type of makeovers can take time. Some patients wish to not be involved with the procedure, and opt for sedation. We can provide that.
In summary, candidates for Sedation Dentistry include those who:
You may already know which option suits you best. That’s great, and we can provide it. However, if you’re unsure, give us a call and we’d be more than happy to discuss it with you!