Sedation Dentistry in Woburn, MA
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Do you get nervous about your upcoming dental appointments? At Dental Health Care of Woburn, we make your dental visits more relaxing and comfortable, thanks to sedation dentistry.
We provide nitrous oxide sedation, which is an inhaled minimal sedation method. Also known as laughing gas, there are numerous benefits to this sedation method:
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
If you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. 75% of adults…Opens a new window to the dentophobia statistics source… experience some form of dental anxiety or fear. But, sedation dentistry allows you to feel comfortable throughout your entire appointment, making the process less overwhelming.
The biggest reason for dental anxiety is the fear of pain, especially if you have highly sensitive teeth or gums. However, sedation dentistry relieves those fears, making your dental procedure painless.
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When you receive sedation, you’ll feel relaxed. Being calm while undergoing your dental procedure makes it easier for your dentist to work quicker and more efficiently. You don’t have to spend extra time in the dentist’s chair.
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Our dedicated dentists at Dental Health Care of Woburn have the training, skills, and expertise to deliver high-quality sedation dentistry in Woburn, MA.
It’s our priority to get rid of any anxiety and worry out of dental appointments and deliver a comfortable and painless experience.
Our in-house staff has years of experience working with sedation, and we’re fully committed to helping you have a happy and healthy smile.
Get to know our doctors and see how they’re committed to delivering high-quality dentistry for you.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
- How much is sedation dentistry?
The cost of sedation dentistry depends on multiple factors, such as the level of sedation and the number of dental procedures needed. Receiving nitrous oxide is less expensive than other sedation methods. Our sedation dentist will meet with you before your procedure to discuss the treatment, so you better understand our sedation method, as well as the potential out-of-pocket costs for the dental procedure.
- Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes! Sedation dentistry is a very low risk process and nitrous oxide is one of the safest sedatives you can receive. Likewise, your dental provider will check your dental history before the procedure and closely monitor you to ensure you do not experience any negative reactions from the nitrous oxide.
- Am I conscious during the dental procedure?
Since nitrous oxide is a mild sedative, you won’t be completely unconscious during your procedure. You’ll still be awake and able to converse with the dentist. However, you’ll certainly be less active and more relaxed. Likewise, your sense of time will speed up, so what feels like a five-minute lapse in time could actually be an hour-long procedure. It is also highly unlikely that you’ll won’t remember much, if anything, from the procedure due to the effects.
- Will I feel any pain?
Although a local anesthetic is required to numb the area impacted, dental sedation will lower your level of awareness during the procedure, which means you’ll feel little-to-no pain. Likewise, depending on the level of sedation you receive, you may not even remember the dental procedure taking place. Rest assured, you don’t have to be concerned about experiencing any pain during your procedure.
- Is sedation dentistry right for me?
If you’re someone who suffers from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry makes it a lot easier for you to make it through the procedure. Likewise, if you have sensitive teeth or gums or are prone to gagging during dental procedures, sedation dentistry can help alleviate those issues as well. Ultimately, sedation will help you feel more relaxed.
- Can I eat before sedation dentistry?
We don’t recommend eating at least a couple of hours before your dental procedure. Although nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation, some patients experience mild nausea from the gas. However, the effects of nitrous oxide don’t last long, so you can eat whatever you want immediately following the procedure, warranted that you’re feeling well.
- Can I drive after sedation dentistry?
Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative and, in most cases, doesn’t have any lingering effects on you, so it’s safe to drive following an appointment. The effects of the nitrous oxide should wear off shortly after your dental procedure. However, if you want to be on the right side of caution, you could also bring someone with you to safely drive you home.