November 4, 2011

Two Effective Sedation Dentistry Options from Dr. Polansky

Dental anxiety is a real condition that keeps many patients from seeking the regular care their smile needs. That’s why, at Dr. Polansky’s Cherry Hill office, we offer two safe, effective forms of sedation dentistry—nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. With these two sedation options, we can help patients eliminate anxiety and receive comfortable, stress-free care again, or for perhaps the first time ever.

Our Sedation Options

The first option for patients to consider is nitrous oxide. Better known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask you’ll wear during your appointment. As you breathe in, this safe, effective gas will nurture feelings of warmth and safety that will last until we take your mask off.  Once your mask has been removed, you’ll feel like yourself again in a matter of minutes.

Your second option is oral conscious sedation. If this is what you choose, you’ll just need to take a small pill before arriving at our Cherry Hill dental office for your appointment. By the time you arrive, you’ll feel mentally and physically relaxed, yet still conscious enough to interact with Dr. Polansky and our team.

Because oral conscious sedation takes time to wear off, though, you will need a friend or family member with you to drive you home afterwards. But, once your sedation has worn off later in the evening, you’ll remember almost nothing about your appointment at all. Many patients who choose this form of sedation dentistry choose it for exactly this reason.

Not Sure Which To Choose? Let Us Help You Decide

If you’re not sure which form is most right for you, or if you have any questions about either of them, let us know. Dr. Polansky would be happy to talk with you about any of your concerns.

Call our Cherry Hill office today to schedule a consultation appointment. Whether you’re from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, or elsewhere in the vicinity, we can help you decide which is right for you.

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