Sedation dentistry offers individuals with general anxiety about going to the dentist or fears about a specific dental procedure the opportunity to have a stress free and more comfortable experience. Utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques prior to the dental procedure the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation. This eliminates any discomfort, pain, and preoperative anxiety that may be associated with a particular dental visit. With sedation dentistry patients typically feel more at ease post-operatively as they have little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment dental procedure.
Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is used as a mild sedative to reduce anxiety and allow a level of relaxation during a procedure. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask over the nose. It is administered for the duration of the procedure and is turned off as the procedure is coming to an end. The effects of this method of sedation wear off very quickly.
Oral Sedation means that you will be given a prescription for an oral medication prior to you appointment. Taken at the recommended time before your appointment, this medication allows you to fully relax by the time your procedure begins. When receiving oral sedation, a patient must have an escort on the day of the procedure to drive them to and from the office.
Tappan, NY 10983
Dr. Bob Hwang, better known to his patients as Dr. Bob, received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 1981. Dr. Bob has proudly served as a dentist in the U.S. Army Dental Corp from 1981 to 1997. He has a talent of making his patients feel at ease and treating them with respect and compassion. His passion for dentistry is ever so strong even after all these years which benefits his patients greatly. Everyday, Dr. Bob strives to reduce cost, time and pain for his patients. Outside of dentistry, his passion involves serving his church and playing Ping Pong for better hand to eye coordination.