Sedation Dentistry in Andover, MA

Are you terrified of dentists? Does the thought of your next dental appointment cause you sleepless nights? Many people aren’t particularly enthusiastic about dental treatments either because they have an inherent fear of dentists or thanks to unpleasant past experiences. With sedation dentistry, our dentist can complete your dental procedure while guaranteeing your utmost comfort and relaxation.

Types of Sedation Dentistry at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group

There are different types of sedation dentistry offered by our dentist in Andover, MA. The option that your dentist recommends will be for your unique needs and the type of dental treatment you are needing.

Oral Sedatives

Oral sedation involves taking a pill that numbs you a little and makes your anxiety more manageable. Usually, the dentist will prescribe a pill that you’ll swallow an hour before the appointment. In some cases, you may have to take an additional pill the night before your visit. While oral sedatives aren’t necessarily supposed to knock you out, it does happen that some of our patients fall asleep during the dental procedure. We don’t have any problem with you falling asleep—in fact, it allows us to complete our dental treatment process peacefully while you enjoy your quick nap.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

An IV sedation is administered intravenously or through a vein, and as such, it works faster since it gets to the bloodstream instantly. We recommend intravenous sedation for patients who want moderate to severe dental procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions. When you’re sedated intravenously, you’ll be asleep during the entire process, and you will not remember anything about the procedure afterward.

Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is available to all Andover Cosmetic Dental Group patients as long as our dentist determines that you don’t have any current medical or health issues that may prove otherwise. In particular, our dentist in Andover, MA recommends sedation for patients with any of the following:

  • Extreme anxiety
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Significant gag reflex
  • Complex dental problems that require complex treatment

Get in touch with Andover Cosmetic Dental Group and ask about our sedation dentistry. Our dental team in Andover, MA is always happy and willing to respond to your questions and concerns.

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