August 12, 2014
IV sedation has become an indispensable asset in the world of dentistry, allowing patients who are fearful regarding treatment to receive the care they need and deserve. If you or someone in your family has avoided seeking dental treatment due to feelings of anxiety or an excessively sensitive gag reflex, Dr. Weinman and his team can help. At David M. Weinman, DMD in Westfield, NJ, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help our patients find peace, calm, relaxation, and comfort in the dental chair, including IV sedation.
Advantages of IV Sedation
There are a variety of reasons that a patient might benefit from the use of IV sedation. In many cases, a fear of going to the dentist – whether it be related to the conceived possibility of pain or the memory of a negative experience – actually results in the worsening of otherwise easily treated conditions. When problems like tooth decay and gingivitis aren’t addressed in a timely manner, they typically evolve into much more serious issues that, in turn, require more extensive treatment. The thought of more extensive treatment leads to an even deeper sense of trepidation, thereby continuing the cycle of avoidance. This is where IV sedation dentistry at Dr. Weinman’s office becomes a critical factor in restoring a state of optimal oral health.
Proven safe and effective in a variety of applications, IV sedation causes a patient to feel drowsy and relaxed within mere minutes. Sensations of nervousness, tension, and discomfort begin to dissolve, leaving you feeling light and carefree. You may even fall asleep, but you can be woken easily to respond to our verbal cues. When your treatment is complete, you’ll awaken feeling rested and will likely find it difficult to remember any details from your procedure.
IV Sedation Dentistry You Can Trust
At David M. Weinman, DMD, we know that it isn’t easy to find dentists in the area that offer comprehensive dental care and IV sedation under one roof. In many cases, patients are expected to drive to a hospital in order to receive this type of anesthesia, an issue that most would consider more than a small inconvenience.
When you visit our practice, you’ll enjoy all of the dental treatments you and your family need along with a board certified anesthesiologist on site. Dr. Weinman partners with renowned anesthesiologist Glen Atlas, M.D., M.Sc. Dr. Atlas is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management, and is a professor at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is also a professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. With the proven skill and experience of our team and Dr. Atlas, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you are safe, secure, and that your treatment will be a fear-free, pain-free experience.
Other common issues that are effectively addressed by the use of IV sedation include an overly sensitive gag reflex, the inability to lie still for an extended period of time, patients with special needs, and neck or back problems that make sitting in the dental chair especially uncomfortable. Dr. Weinman and our caring staff will ensure that you are completely comfortable, relaxed, and closely monitored throughout the duration of your treatment; you’re in trusted, capable hands with Dr. Weinman and Dr. Atlas.
Easing Dental Fears with Sedation Dentistry
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and discover the difference that our caring approach and expertise in IV sedation dentistry can make in your next dental experience. We look forward to serving you and your family with the gentle, effective, and customized care you need to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for life. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Westfield, NJ warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including communities in Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Cranford, and beyond.