Postponing or skipping dental visits, even due to anxiety or phobia, is not a good idea. Those missed visits will catch up to you. Luckily, we have sedation options that make dental visits a breeze for even the most anxious among us. Read on to learn about the services available at Atlantic Dental Partners.
Most people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. Mixed with oxygen, the gas is inhaled through a mask during your procedure. It won’t put you to sleep, but it does leave you feeling completely relaxed and at ease. It takes effect soon after you begin breathing it in, and wears off quickly once you’ve stopped.
Oral Conscious Sedation
The next step up in sedation options is oral conscious sedation. No gas or needles are involved here. Instead, you take a pill thirty minutes before the procedure begins. As with nitrous oxide, you’ll be awake during the procedure, but you’ll be even more relaxed. You may not even remember the procedure once it’s done. Because it doesn’t wear off instantly like the laughing gas, you will need a friend or family member to give you a lift home after the visit.
Relax & Unwind in Our Office
In addition to offering sedation options, we strive to create an environment that is relaxing and enjoyable for all of our patients. We have warm blankets and scented towels available to help our patients unwind. And, we offer Netflix and wireless headphones so that patients can kick back and enjoy their time with us. We also keep our beverage bar stocked so that patients feel right at home.
Stress-Free Dental Care in Jamaica Plain and Malden, Massachusetts
Want to learn more about our sedation options or the many other procedures offered at Atlantic Dental Partners? Visit our website or give us a call today!