Dr. Tribula and Dr. McOmber, Provide SEDATION and SLEEP Dentistry For an Anxiety-Free Dental Experience.
We are proud to be among a small group of dental offices in the state of New Jersey to introduce SLEEP DENTISTY to our patients. Drs. Tribula and McOmber have partnered with board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Khanh Nguyen, and are now offering IV sedation in the office.
Dr. Nguyen is a leading authority in the field of sedation and pain management. He received his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and his anesthesiology training at UMDNJ. Dr. Nguyen has published several medical papers and is the former clinical director of the UMDNJ Department of Anesthesiology.
To ensure the HIGHEST LEVEL OF SAFETY, all dental procedures are completed by Drs. Tribula and McOmber, while IV sedation is conducted and monitored by Dr. Nguyen. This type of service has only been available in a hospital/ surgical center setting in the past.
IV sedation by a board certified anesthesiologist in the privacy of our dental office gives patients the latest and safest form of deep sedation. As always, a lighter form of oral conscious sedation is also available for your convenience.
Dr. Khanh Nguyen
- NJ Medical License: MA 58796
- Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (cert. no. 29068)
- Diplomate of the National Board of Dental Examiners (cert. no. 377248)
About Your Dental Visit
A visit to the dentist can now be a positive experience without the dread and anxiety you may have felt in the past.
Dr. Tribula and Dr. McOmber are proud to offer their patients the ability to be completely relaxed through their dental appointments with Sedation Dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation is also available upon request.
We welcome personal and certified checks.
Candidate for Sedation Dentistry:
- have high levels of fear.
- have had traumatic dental experiences.
- have difficulty getting numb.
- have a bad gag reflex.
- have very sensitive teeth.
- have limited time to complete their dental care.
- have complex dental problems.
- hate needles and shots.
- hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care.
- are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth.
Conscious Oral Sedation
Oral Sedation (a pill taken by mouth) is safe, convenient and economical. When administered by a qualified dentist such as Dr. Tribula and Dr. McOmber, Oral sedation can be more effective and deliver a deeper relaxation state than other forms of sedation. When you come for your free initial consultation, the dentists will review your medical history and will determine if oral sedation is the best sedation option for you.
The Oral Sedation Procedure
The procedure is simple. When you arrive for your treatment you will be given an oral sedative which will put you into a relaxed and comfortable state. Your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation will be monitored electronically throughout the procedure. You will be awake but very drowsy. The time you spend in the dentists chair will feel like minutes. Before you know it the procedure is over and you will have little recollection of the entire experience
Nitrous Oxide Sedation-Laughing Gas
Nitrous Oxide is one of the safest and the lightest forms of sedation available. It is non-allergenic and non-irritating. The gas also tends to reduce gag reflexes and saliva flow. Patients will feel totally relaxed during their treatment when sedated with nitrous oxide.
The Nitrous Oxide Sedation Procedure
A small mask will be placed over the patient’s nose and adjusted so that the patient is comfortable. At this time, the patient will be breathing 100% oxygen.
Once the patient is comfortable breathing oxygen, the dentist will gradually introduce nitrous oxide. Once the patient feels completely relaxed, the dentist will begin the procedure.
At the conclusion of the sedation dentistry treatment, the patient will once again receive 100% oxygen (for a minimum of three to five minutes). At the end of this time, the person should feel absolutely back to normal.
IV Sedation or “Intravenous Sedation” is administered through a drug directly into a vein. IV Sedation is the most preferred and predictable method of sedation where deep sedation is desired. Profound state of relaxation and amnesia is achieved during IV sedation.
The IV Sedation Procedure
An extremely thin needle is inserted by our anesthesiologist into a vein close to the surface of the skin. IV drip consists of an anti-anxiety medication which puts the patient into a state of deep relaxation. Time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps even nothing at all, of what happened.
A local anesthetic will also be administered in conjunction with this method of dental sedation. When you come for your free initial consultation, the dentist will review your medical history and will determine if IV sedation is the best sedation option for you.
Pulse Oximeter & Blood Pressure Monitoring
During all sedation appointments, the blood pressure and pulse are continually monitored on our patients. In addition, we monitor the oxygen saturation levels of the blood with a pulse oximeter that gently clips onto the finger.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!