Millions of people avoid the dentist each year, forgoing the dental care they need, because of fear and anxiety. Dr. Raj Upadya and the staff of Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry in East Hanover, NJ understand the real stress that visiting the dentist can put on someone. We sympathize with your concerns and strive to make your visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Sedation Dentistry East Hanover
Sedation dentistry is an excellent technique for patients suffering from dental anxiety. Dr. Upadya offers oral conscious sedation to help patients relax during treatment.
Sedation dentistry is safe and effective. Oral conscious dental sedation works by blocking the neurological impulses that relay fear and anxiety. With dental sedation, patients are relaxed and calm, yet fully awake and able to communicate during treatment.
Sedation dentistry is particularly effective for patients who need to undergo extensive treatment, allowing Dr. Upadya to complete more procedures in a single visit.
Local anesthesia is used in a wide range of dental procedures to numb the patient and make treatment more comfortable. Many patients, however, are afraid of needles and the actual injection itself, making it difficult or impossible to relax the patient prior to treatment.
Dr. Raj Upadya has a solution: The Wand, a computer controlled anesthetic. The Wand is ideal for all patients but especially those who are afraid of injections. The Wand looks similar to a ballpoint pen. It works by delivering a very slow, controlled dose of anesthesia for a pain-free experience.
Much of the pain associated with an injection is due to the improper administering of the anesthetic. Often, the anesthesia is delivered too quickly, causing a painful, piercing sting.
By contrast, the Wand is lightweight and easy to use. The dentist operates the device using a foot pedal, giving him complete control and attention over the hand piece. Most patients don’t even realize that their mouth is being numbed.
With computer controlled anesthetic, Dr. Upadya is able to complete more dental work in a single visit, saving the patient time and money.