With sedation dentistry, Boston and Waltham dental patients need no longer fear the dentist! If the sight of needles and the smells, sounds, and tastes associated with many dental procedures make you want to run for the nearest exit, sedation dentistry may be just what you need to get back into the dentist’s chair. Our cosmetic dentistry offices offer sedation dentistry and are conveniently located near Waltham and Boston, Massachusetts.
Many patients experience heightened nerves when they visit the dentist, and we are happy to provide them dental sedation options for a more peaceful experience. We offer both IV sedation and nitrous oxide options for our patients, so they have little to no memory of their treatments.
Sedation dentistry isn’t only for those who are nervous about dental procedures. Sedation dentistry helps patients who have difficulty controlling their gag reflex, experience pain because of sensitive teeth, or do not respond well to numbing medications. Sedation dentistry also allows our Massachusetts dentists to perform several dental procedures in just one appointment. We offer two types of sedation dentistry at our dental offices near Waltham and Boston: nitrous oxide and IV sedation.
Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide (typically known as “laughing gas”) is a very safe way of making you feel calm and relaxed for your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is not addictive, is easily inhaled, and leaves the body very quickly. You may actually leave the office more relaxed than when you arrived for sedation dentistry!
Sedation dentistry can be offered using IV sedation. During a sedation dentistry procedure using IV sedation, you are hooked up to an IV that administers medication to make you feel peaceful and serene.
Sedation dentistry is very safe. Our Boston and Waltham doctors use machines to monitor your heart rate and other vital signs. We cover you with a blanket so you stay warm and cozy. We use dental devices to hold your mouth open during procedures so your mind is free to drift to anything it wants to.
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry at our Waltham and Boston, Massachusetts, dental offices. Contact us today to find out how sedation dentistry in Massachusetts can benefit you!