Sedation Dentistry Improves Patient Experiences
Neglecting professional dental care due to fear can have troubling effects for patients and increases their risk for oral health complications like gum disease. Sedation dentistry is one of the safest and most beneficial ways in which we can provide care for our patients with dental anxiety. Not only does sedation dentistry create a comfortable and stress-free experience, but it can control severe gag reflexes and help restless patients sit still. We offer oral sedation at our office, along with local anesthetic, which combined provide a virtually pain-free and positive experience for our fearful patients. Our sedation dentistry options are one way we can help all our patients reach and maintain great oral health by improving their dental experiences with us!
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry helps create a sense of calm in our patients, while also canceling all feelings of pain or anxiety. This allows patients to be free from stress and fear, sometimes even leaving patients with little or no memories of the treatment itself. Even if you do not have dental anxiety, but you struggle to remain still for long periods of time, or need more complex dental work completed, sedation dentistry provides the relaxation necessary for us to restore your oral health efficiently and safely.
Local anesthetic is used only at the site of treatment to numb the area, blocking all sensations of pain. Local anesthetic is oftentimes used in conjunction with oral sedation to create a profoundly calming and pain-free experience for patients.
IV sedation is administered intravenously and provides patients with a deeper level of sleep-like sedation. We refer all our patients needing IV sedation to our Androscoggin location, where our trained team will provide safe, calming sedation care.
Oral sedation is taken in pill form and puts patients into a calming, sleepy state, though they remain able to comply with our instruction. Patients can safely remain comfortable and stress-free throughout simple or more complex dental procedures.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Neglected oral health care damages more than the appearance of your smile and can lead to devastating consequences that may affect your overall health. Sedation dentistry has helped many of our patients overcome their fear of the dentist and receive the dental care their smile needs to achieve great oral health. When your teeth and gums are healthy, you will feel a greater sense of confidence in your smile. Similarly, with sedation dentistry helping you overcome anxiety, you will feel empowered to continue receiving dental care into the future!