Sedation Dentistry in Boston
Taking the Fear out of Dentistry
Conscious sedation, also referred to as oral sedation or “sleep dentistry”, is an option for many individuals and for most procedures. Conscious sedation is administered through a small oral pill and creates feelings of relaxation. Some patients may not remember their appointment and they surely will not remember any discomfort or fear.
Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry:
- You experience fear or anxiety about going to the dentist.
- You have a history of traumatic dental experiences.
- You have difficulty sitting still, or feel confined being in one place for extended periods of time.
- You have a sensitive gag reflex.
- You require complex dental work, such as full mouth rehabilitation.
If you think you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, call us at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Phone Number 617-277-4100 or request an appointment online.
Sedation Dentistry the Smileboston Way
Medication is self-administered an hour prior to the appointment and in some cases, again immediately before the procedure. While sedated, the patient can answer questions and follow directions and is ‘awakened’ from ‘sleep’ by juice. A good night of sleep is recommended following the procedure and a feeling of rest and relaxation can be expected in the morning. Individuals with a history of medication or alcohol abuse should consult their physician prior to using conscious sedation.
Smileboston Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry has been using conscious sedation methods since 2004. Dr. Spitz is licensed by the state of Massachusetts to administer in-office conscious sedation and has completed training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, including annual Advanced Cardiac Life Support training. Smileboston is also part of the Sedation Dentistry Network – a group of dentists with specific training and licensure to treat individuals with moderate to severe issues with fear of dentists and dental treatment.
In addition to conscious sedation, Smileboston offers a variety of options to help put patients at ease during their treatments. These range from quiet relaxation – listening to music or watching a movie – to nitrous oxide and other medications to help relieve anxiety prior to and during appointments, and, when requested, we can accommodate in-office IV sedation. Discussing your concerns with your doctor will allow you to choose the option that is right for you.