Sedation Dentist – Little Ferry, NJ

Making Your Dental Worries Disappear

As hard as our Erin Dental team works to assuage every dentistry patient’s worries about being at the dentist, we understand that some dental patients need a little extra help feeling relaxed in the treatment chair. In these cases, we may recommend sedation dentistry. Our safe dental sedatives put you in a deeply relaxed state that makes receiving your dental care incredibly easy. To find out more about sedation dentistry or schedule your appointment, we invite you to contact our dental office today to chat with our sedation dentist in Little Ferry, NJ about your dental sedation options!

Why Choose Erin Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Small, Close-Knit Dental Team
  • Experienced Dentist Fluent in English & Spanish
  • Customized, Comfortable Treatments

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Dentists around the world have used this safe, effective, and convenient method of sedation for over a century now, but you might know it by a different name: laughing gas. It earned this nickname because it helps anxiety float away, leaving a light, euphoric feeling in its place. As a result, you’ll be completely calm throughout your time in the treatment chair. If this sounds like the solution you’ve been looking for, then schedule a consultation with our Little Ferry dental team or read on to learn more!

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Dentist explaining treatment to patient

Nitrous oxide is the mildest form of dental sedation, but it’s still incredibly effective at alleviating anxiety. It’s also useful for patients who:

  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Experience head/neck/jaw pain in the treatment chair
  • Don’t like the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office
  • Can’t sit still for long periods of time
  • Need extensive dental work, like multiple tooth extractions

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Patient with nasal mask sitting in treatment chair

Administering nitrous oxide is quite simple. After you arrive at our office and settle comfortably into the treatment chair, a helpful member of our team will place a nasal mask over your nose. Then, they’ll ask you to breathe as you usually would through your nose. It will only take a few minutes for you to feel the effects set in, creating a calm, relaxing sensation. Since you won’t be asleep, you can ask questions and respond to verbal cues easily – we can even adjust the flow of the colorless, odorless gas to ensure that you stay completely comfortable and at ease.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

PPatient reclined in treatment chair smiling

Unlike other dental sedation options, there isn’t any lingering grogginess with nitrous oxide. At the end of your treatment, we will switch to just oxygen and allow the effects to dissipate naturally. Usually, this takes only a few minutes. As a result, you can get back to your daily life right away!

Note: If there are any aftercare instructions specific to the treatment you received, then we will provide you with those before you leave to ensure you know how to navigate the healing process. That said, you’re more than welcome to reach out to us with any questions you have – we’re here to help!

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Dental patient taking oral conscious sedation dentistry pill

Patients with severe dental worry or fear may benefit from oral conscious sedation. With this option, Dr. Peters will prescribe a potent anxiety-relieving pill for you to take about an hour before your procedure is set to start. By the time you’re settled in the chair, you’ll feel so relaxed that the process should be a breeze. You’ll need a ride to and from our dental office, as the effects of the pill can linger for the rest of the day.