About Sedation Dentistry
As many as 15% of Americans have some degree of dental phobias so it is no surprise that so many patients are apprehensive about undergoing dental care for fear of pain. NobelPerio in Agawam, MA and Enfield, CT are proud to offer sedation dentistry to help your experience at our facilities be as positive, relaxing, and comfortable as possible. At your next visit to our facility, we encourage you to discuss sedation dentistry with Dr. Ramirez so that we can help choose a sedation method that meets your needs and keeps you relaxed. We offer a few safe and effective options at our state-of-the-art facilities.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who are nervous or anxious about undergoing necessary dental treatment. The practice of sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to calm and relax the patient during treatment. NobelPerio offers a few options, which will be chosen according to your individual needs and preferences:
- Nitrous oxide – Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a sedative gas and oxygen solution that is simply inhaled prior to and during treatment. This mild form of sedation wears off within minutes of stopping the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation – Or oral-conscious sedation, involves taking an oral medication prior to your appointment. This medication will leave you calm and relaxed but alert and able to respond to simple commands.
- IV sedation – For this sedation type, medication is intravenously administered, offering fast and effective management of discomfort or anxiety. While IV sedation is considered conscious sedation, you may even drift off to sleep during treatment due to extreme comfort and relaxation.
Your Safety is Our Priority
Our goal is to help you remain comfortable and at ease during treatment while you remain safe at all times. Our team of dentists and experienced dental professionals are highly trained and equipped with advanced knowledge in order to administer sedation in a safe and effective manner. Your vital signs and response to sedation will be closely monitored during your treatment to ensure optimal safety. If you have chosen IV or oral sedation, you will need to arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, feel nervous about undergoing treatment, or have had a less than positive experience at a dental office in the past, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also ideal for those who have difficulty getting fully numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex. To learn more about sedation dentistry at NobelPerio, we invite you to contact our helpful staff today.