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Anxious About Your Emergency Dental Visit? Here’s Something to Calm Your Nerves

March 31, 2020

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Many situations which require a visit to your emergency dentist in Bergenfield often take place in the comfort of your own home. If you’re working out in your room while social isolating to get your blood pumping after sitting on the couch all day the day before, it’s easy to go down for a push-up in your living room and chip your tooth. The situation can rile up your nerves and make you become anxious, not knowing what your next step is. By the time you’re able to contact your dentist and get an appointment, you’re filled with unrest and stress and can’t sit still in the treatment chair. Fortunately, your emergency dentist offers sedation. Read below to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help make you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the treatment you need.

How Should You Respond to an Accident During COVID-19?

When your accident first occurs, you may immediately panic because you remember that most businesses are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most dentists have closed their doors when it comes to completing elective treatments, including cosmetic, restorative, and preventive procedures. Fortunately, they’re still providing emergency dental care to those who need it to prevent the flood of patients requiring immediate dental assistance from going to their overwhelmed local ERs. So, whenever you damage a tooth, crown, filling, or you experience dental pain, don’t hesitate to contact your local emergency dentist for help.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

It’s no surprise that most people who have a dental accident arrive to their dentist’s office in distress, uncomfortable, and unable to take a deep breath and relax. That’s why they also offer sedation dentistry. Depending on the severity of your anxiety, they may offer oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation. Both nitrous oxide and IV sedation are administered in-office, and as soon as your sedation dentist in Bergenfield administers it, you should begin to feel more at-ease and relaxed.

What are the Benefits of Emergency Sedation?

With sedation dentistry, your appointment will go by faster because your dentist will be able to quickly address the issue without tending to your distress at the same time, because you’ll be relaxed. They use safe and fast-acting forms of sedation that allow you to remain conscious during your procedure without remembering every stressful detail. With nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, you’ll even be able to return back to your regular activities the same day, since the effects wear off within minutes of them taking the mask off.

Although a visit to your emergency dentist’s office may seem scary, sedation techniques are able to help you feel more comfortable while receiving the dental care that you need to preserve and protect your smile. Even during COVID-19, your emergency dentist will provide you with the stress-free, fear-free, and pain-free dental care that you deserve.

About the Author

At Washington Dental Associates, we have a Board-Certified anesthesiologist on our staff, named Dr. Jonathan Mendia. He has anesthetized 1,200 different hospital-based cases during his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and has extensive training in his field. He enjoys providing his patients with comfortable, safe, and relaxing sedation to ensure that they get the highest quality of dental treatment. For questions or to schedule an emergency appointment, visit Washington Dental Associates website or call 201-453-4863.

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