Sedation & Sleep Dentists in Monmouth County

Sedation & Sleep Dentists in Monmouth County


Smiling Dental Patients

Dr. Richard Champagne understands that some patients may experience anxiety during their dental procedure. To help these patients receive the dental care they need, the doctors at Champagne Smiles offer several sedation dentistry techniques in Monmouth County, NJ. If  you experience anxiety when visiting a dentist call us today at 732-972-0918 to discuss your options.  Your dental health and your comfort are important to us.


Sleep Dentistry vs. Sedation Dentistry


The terms sedation dentistry, and  sleep dentistry, are often used interchangeably. While the both allow patients to feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures, there are differences.


Sleep Dentists Use General Anesthesia Through IV Sedation


In cases where patients experience extreme anxiety, extreme dental fears, dental phobias, or are undergoing a particularly extensive procedure, Champagne Smiles is able to offer general anesthesia for dental treatment.

When under general anesthesia for the dental procedure, patients are asleep during treatment, and will therefore experience no pain and have no recollection of their time in the dentist’s chair.

The doctors at Champagne Smiles are among the few in the Monmouth County area that offer intravenous sedation with Dr. Jay Patel, a licensed dental anesthesiologist.

With IV sedation, patients are given a general anesthesia and are carefully monitored throughout the procedure.


Sedation Dentists Use Mild Sedatives


In cases where dental anxiety is present but not extreme, dentists will provide patients with a choice of mild sedatives. The mild sedation allows patients to relax and calm their anxiety while still remaining conscious and able to communicate with the dentist. Undergoing dental procedures under sedation eases the mild fears and phobias some people experience when visiting a dentist.


What Dental Sedation Options are Available at Champagne Smiles?


Each option for sedation offered at Champagne Smiles allows patients to breath on their own and offers a shorter recovery time than sleep dentistry treatment. However, sedation dentistry options are not one size fits all. There are differences in the level of sedation used based on the needs of the patient.

Champagne Smiles offers the follow options for dental procedure sedation:

Nitrous Oxide



Nitrous oxide, often referred to as “laughing gas,” is a non-invasive sedative that causes patients to feel at ease, while remaining conscious. Many sedation dentistry patients also claim they feel giddy or a sense of euphoria after inhaling the gas.



Nitrous Oxide with Valium


For more apprehensive patients, Champagne Smile dentists recommend nitrous oxide with Valium, an anti-anxiety medication. Their sedation dentistry patients are advised to take the Valium two hours before their appointment to help calm their nerves before the nitrous oxide is administered at his office.


Oral Conscious Sedation


Oral conscious sedation is typically reserved for patients who are moderately afraid of dental procedures. Before the procedure, patients are given an anti-anxiety pill that can be swallowed or dissolved under the tongue. Patients remain conscious and verbally responsive after given the sedative, but will have little memory of the procedure once complete. Many patients who struggle with low pain thresholds, severe gag reflexes or require an extensive amount of dental treatments in one visit often receive oral conscious sedation to enhance their comfort levels during the procedure.


Sedation & Sleep Dentistry FAQ




Call Champagne Smiles for Help with Dental Anxiety


Patients can receive dental sedation treatments with any of their general or cosmetic dentistry procedures, making each visit to Champagne Smiles pleasant and relaxing. Our therapy dog Prudence is also available to help patients feel comfortable during visits.

For extreme anxiety cases and extensive procedures we are among the few that offer relief with sleep dentistry in Monmouth County.

If you experience fear or anxiety when visiting a dentist we can help. Call us today at 732-972-0918 to discuss your options.


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