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Sedation dentistry in Sudbury, MA helps to ensure you receive a relaxing treatment experience.

Sedation dentistry in Sudbury, MA utilizes nitrous oxide and oral medication as available sedative options. Sedation is administered before your procedure to help dull pain or sedate nerves and anxiety. At Sudbury Dental Excellence, our goal for sedative use is to help create a worry-free treatment experience to get your smile back on a healthy track.

Nitrous Oxide

For patients who experience only mild feelings of dental anxiety, nitrous oxide is an excellent sedation technique. Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is delivered through a mask that covers the nose, and it helps to elevate your mood, producing feelings of contentment and possibly mild euphoria.

Once your procedure comes to an end, the effects wear off in a matter of minutes, which means that you can return to your job, run errands, and even drive with no worrying consequences. Nitrous oxide is frequently the perfect sedation option for use despite your busy day.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is excellent if you struggle with moderate to severe dental anxiety. The Sudbury Dental Excellence team will provide you with a prescription to fill before your scheduled procedure. Before your appointment, take the oral sedative and have a friend or family member accompany you to your appointment. While it will not cause unconsciousness, the oral sedation medicine will help you attain a deep state of relaxation, dulling the senses and even causing partial to full amnesia.

Once you recover, it is likely that you will remember very little about your procedure. Often an ideal outcome for many patients with severe dental anxiety. Remember to bring a friend or family member, as you will need help getting back home safely. You will not be allowed to drive yourself to or from the appointment or the rest of that day. By the next day, you should feel completely back to normal.

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