While dental phobia, fear of going to the dentist, is fairly common, it can be devastating to both your oral and your overall health. Studies have linked poor oral health to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. A more obvious danger of avoiding regular dental care includes tooth decay and other avoidable conditions. The good news is sedation dentistry is available and can help you relax during your dental procedure. Dr. Spitz and the Smileboston team have the experience and training necessary to calm your fears and help you to visit the dentist in comfort.
Types Of Sedation
The type of dental work being done does not dictate the type of sedation used. Whenever possible, we work with the patient to choose the method that will allow the greatest level of comfort and ease. Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry offers oral sedation and inhaled minimal sedation – nitrous oxide – to our patients.
Oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate and usually involves taking oral medication about an hour before the procedure. This medication will make you drowsy but allow you to remain awake and relaxed. Inhaled minimal sedation is a method of sedation involves breathing nitrous oxide through a mask over your face. The gas helps you relax and is closely monitored by your dentist.
Is Sedation Dentistry For You?
As experts in the field, the team at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is aware of the signs of dental phobia and are knowledgeable in the best sedation dentistry methods to combat them. More importantly, our team is trained in the unique needs of patients with dental phobias. Sometimes all patients need is distraction. In these cases, music or movies can be used to alleviate stress and anxiety. Sometimes, however, these methods are not sufficient and require more intervention – and sedation dentistry can help!
While there is always risk when undergoing any medical or dental procedure, sedation dentistry is generally very safe when administered by an experienced dentist. Please know that Dr. Spitz has the experience and training necessary to administer various sedation techniques. During your initial consultation, Dr. Spitz will go over your medical history to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for sedation.
Sedation Dentistry At Smileboston
If you live in the Boston area and have a desire to take care of any dental work you’ve been putting off, look no further than Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Spitz and the entire Smileboston team can help you complete your dental procedures easily and painlessly with sedation dentistry. Smileboston offers a full array of dental services from hygiene and general dentistry to dental implants and complete smile makeovers. Contact us today to with any questions or to schedule your consultation.