Sedation Dentistry


Have no fear, Dr. Mendia, our anesthesiologist is here!
Have no fear, Dr. Mendia,
our anesthesiologist is here!

Is the thought of even going to the dentist make you anxious or literally make you scared to death about stepping foot in that chair?

Are you putting off getting the dental work that you need because your fear is holding you back?

Is your child impossible to reason with and not cooperative to the point that sedation may be necessary?

Would you like to get your dental treatment done while you are completely relaxed and your mind is at ease?

Well, we have some good news for you! Dr. Magid made it his top priority to allow his office to treat fearful patients and give them the opportunity to get the treatment that is needed with numerous sedation options. We are proud to have our very own Anesthesiologist, Dr. Jonathan Mendia, who will safely put you to sleep in our office with IV sedation so you can get your dental treatment in a relaxed and comfortable state without having any recollection of what happened- it's awesome! We also have the ability to use IV sedation if your child has dental treatment that needs to be done but they just wont cooperate no matter how much you try. And anyone you know who has a disability which requires them to be sedated can be treated in our office as well. Our mission is to make our office accessible and to provide comfortable dentistry with warmth and compassion.  


For those patients who need extra help relaxing, we offer sedation dentistry to make treatment an anxiety-free experience such as:

Laughing Gas: is one of the safest and mildest forms of sedation for dentistry. It is a clear, sweet-smelling gas delivered through a small nose mask in conjunction with oxygen. We control the amount of sedation you receive so you stay relaxed during your procedure.

Laughing Gas enters and leaves your body quickly, so you can drive yourself home from your appointment. It is so safe that we can even use it on kids to make their appointments more relaxing and productive.

Patients who are pregnant or have certain respiratory illnesses should not use Laughing Gas. We will take a full medical history prior to any sedation to ensure that it is safe for you.

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry: If you have severe dental anxiety, we offer oral sedation to calm your nerves during your treatment. We provide you with a dose of prescription sedative medication to take in our office prior to your treatment. 

Did you know that high anxiety can make it difficult for patients to get numb? Adrenaline, which is associated with fear and anxiety, can delay or reduce the effects of anesthetics such as lidocaine. By relaxing, you may find that you get numb faster.

Patients who suffer from a severe gag reflex find that oral sedation allows them to relax their muscles and their thoughts enough to have the work they need to stay healthy without gagging.

If you have a significant amount of treatment to complete, oral sedation can make it possible for us to complete more work in a shorter period of time. Many patients are so relaxed that they fall asleep!

Oral sedation is safe for most patients. Because its effects are longer lasting, you will need someone else to drive you home from your appointment. You may feel slightly groggy, so avoid operating a vehicle or making any big decisions for the rest of the day.

Learn More about Fear-Free Dentistry

Contact our friendly team at our West Caldwell dental office. We can speak to you, ask some questions, and set up an appointment for a consultation so you can learn whether sedation dentistry is right for you.