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Oral conscious sedation dentistry

Gentle dentistry from Peter J. Pellittieri, DMD

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as unique individuals is vital to our success. At the dental office of Dr. Peter J. Pellittieri, we understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits. We can make a difference with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our goal is to help you find the most comfortable way to get you through and past any fears you may have.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Certified in oral conscious sedation, dentist Peter J. Pellittieri, DMD, can help patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia. By using a sedative medication given by mouth (in a form of a pill), patients will feel relaxed while remaining aware of their surroundings, but less responsive to external stimuli like sounds or smells. Although you won’t feel any pain, you’ll be able to respond to Dr. Pellittieri’s commands or questions. Because you may feel sleepy, it is necessary to have an escort drive you to and from your appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is considered a light sedative. As a certified sedation dentist, Dr. Pellittieri will administer the nitrous oxide by a mask placed over your nose. The gas is inhaled through the nose and expelled through the mouth. When the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately with minimal to no side effects or recovery time.

Oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation are considered safe and effective. Contact us to help you choose the right form of dental sedation for you.