Sedation Dentistry


Dr. Alina Lyons Helps Change Lives with Valuable Dental Treatment

Karen, 27, was one of millions of Americans afraid to go to the dentist. She avoided it for six years, even going as far as using tweezers to try and clean her own teeth. “I was terrified,” she said. “I was absolutely petrified of stepping foot into a dental office.”

When Karen used to visit the dentist her anxiety ran so high that her hands trembled and she sweated profusely. She couldn’t stand the thought of a drill coming near her mouth. Then last month she saw an advertisement on TV about oral sedation dentistry treatment using oral sedatives rather than an IV needle.

She contacted the sedation dentist and after a full evaluation and a careful review of her medical history, she and her dentist decided on a treatment plan. Karen took a pill the night before her appointment, had a friend drive her to the office, and was administered additional medication before the start of her procedures. Three fillings, a root canal, and two crowns were performed and yet remarkably she remembered little-to-nothing of her time in the dental chair the next day.

Karen is one of the growing number of adults who have conquered their dental fears through the calming and relaxing effects of oral sedation dentistry treatment. With one side of her mouth fixed, she is excited and ready to have the remainder of her dental work completed with sedation.

“I don’t remember the needles, the gagging, the water,” she said. “I certainly don’t remember being in the chair for four hours. My life has been forever changed.” The drugs used for sedation allow a patient to remain conscious during their treatment but limit memory as a result of some of the medication’s amnesic effects.

Dr. Lyons (Permit # 128) has completed a comprehensive and rigorous training program in oral sedation dentistry. She is one of the few local dentists that offer this valuable and highly effective treatment. She is proud to offer the service and say, “I am honored to have the opportunity to help people in our community with this beneficial treatment. Patients no longer have to be afraid of the dentist.” We know it is difficult for fearful patients, so make this first step and call us.

Here is another patient testimonial regarding sedation dentistry.

"I was recently treated by way of Sedation Dental Solution at Lyons Family Dentistry in Bordentown, NJ. It was the most comfortable and relaxing dental experience I've had through both civilian or military offices. The dental team, staff and Dr Alina Lyons, DMD were both courteous and professional. They explained the procedures and answered all of my questions and concerns before hand. I will certainly not hesitate in returning to Lyons Family Dentistry for all of my dental needs in the future."
- Martin