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Conscious Sedation in Red Bank Helps Patients Feel Calm

Relaxed patient receiving dental treatment

Dental phobia is a serious and widespread problem among patients of all ages, and what’s worse is that many practices do very little to combat it. That’s not the case when you visit Dr. Peter Silver’s holistic dental office here in Red Bank, NJ. Our team has taken the time to create a friendly and relaxing environment that’s guilt-free and pain-free. If you need additional help feeling calm throughout your appointment, we can provide Conscious Sedation. Multiple techniques are available that are clinically proven and safe, and we’ll recommend the one that best fits your level of anxiety and/or personal preferences. If you are interested in using Conscious Sedation for your next appointment, contact us today.

Nitrous Oxide

Relaxed woman in dental chair

Nitrous oxide is usually referred to by a different, sillier name – laughing gas! This mild sedative technique has been used for over 100 years to help patients feel more at ease in the treatment chair. Our team will attach a small mask to your nose and start administering nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. After a few minutes of breathing it in, calmness and contentment should set in while the patient remains awake and aware of what is going on around them. One of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off within minutes once the mask is removed, which means that you can return to your regular routine without any extended downtime.


Woman relaxing using NuCalm system

Many of our patients understandably prefer a drug-free way to achieve relaxation during their dental visits. In this case, NuCalm will be Dr. Silver’s top recommendation. NuCalm utilizes a combination of noise-canceling headphones, gentle vibrations, relaxing music, and an eye mask to help our patients’ brains achieve a level of relaxation that’s similar to early sleep. Your stress response will be minimized as well, and patients won’t need to worry about lingering drowsiness or unpleasant side effects after they’ve left our Red Bank location.

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