Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Totowa Dental Center offers sedation dentistry for painless dental procedures to residents of Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey. Sedation dentistry will help patients remain calm and relaxed during their procedure.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

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What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medications in order to help people feel calm and relaxed during certain procedures. Sedation dentistry is also called sleep dentistry. When administered by a professional, the medications used will allow you to remain relaxed and aware during the procedure. During sedation dentistry, you are unlikely to feel any pain. Most patients will fall asleep during the procedure.

When is sedation dentistry used?

Sedation dentistry is beneficial for people who become frightened or anxious when going to the dentist. This is especially useful for children when they have badly neglected teeth which need a lot of dental work. Sedation dentistry is also useful if you have a severe gag reflex or very sensitive teeth. Some patients find sedation dentistry useful when they are in need of more than one dental procedure but want to limit their appointments.

Is sedation dentistry useful for dentophobia?

Dentophobia is a term used to describe the fear of going to the dentist, or having any sort of dental procedure performed. It's common for dentophobia to show up as a result of a traumatic experience at the dentist. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation reports that dentophobia occurs in roughly 30% of the population. Many people who have dentophobia may avoid going to the dentist unless it's an emergency. Dental sedation can be useful for them as well.

Who can perform sedation dentistry?

Specialized training is required for sedation dentistry and should only be performed by a professional. The American Dental Association has specific standards and expectations for dentists offering sedation dentistry. Additionally, the staff in the dental office must also be trained to monitor patients, and recognize any problems. They’re also required to learn and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The office must also have specialized equipment and supplies to monitor your blood pressure and oxygen levels. These specific requirements ensure patients remain safe during and after the procedure.


At Totowa Dental Center, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Totowa Dental Center accepts Care Credit and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

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Totowa Dental Center
360 Route 46 East, Suite 3
Totowa, NJ 07512
Phone: 973-241-3579
Fax: 973-890-0655
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Totowa Dental Center
360 Route 46 East
Suite 3
Totowa, NJ 07512