About Sedation Dentistry
Many people are apprehensive about receiving dental care, and we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry in Worcester, MA, to help your experience be positive, relaxing, and as pain-free as possible. We encourage you to discuss this option with our experienced periodontists during your next visit to Northeast Periodontal Specialists, and we can help your treatment be as comfortable as possible. We look forward to meeting you at our periodontal practice.
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"Starting with Tamara in reception, the entire visit was excelent. Tamara gave the necessary updated info on better masks I could get. Kelly the hygeniest gave me a thorough and careful cleaning and advised me on additional oral device accessories that I then ordered online and will employ regularly. Thanks to all."- C.C. / Google / Mar 07, 2022
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available at Northeast Periodontal Specialists based on your individual needs and preferences:
- Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our periodontists to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.
Your Safety is Our Priority
Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced periodontists and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.
For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact Northeast Periodontal Specialists in Worcester, MA today.