Every step will be taken to make sure you have a comfortable, enjoyable treatment experience at Worcester Endodontics. Despite that, though, you may still be nervous or afraid about receiving treatment. Feel free to voice your concerns during your initial visit or during your first call to our office. We will go over your options for dental sedation and help you pick the one that’s best suited for helping you overcome your fears long enough to get the care you need.
Sedation is often a suitable option for the following types of patients:
If any of the above describe you or your loved ones, then dental sedation is an option worth considering.
Mild sedation is a relatively light form of sedation dentistry. It puts you in a state where you’ll feel very sleepy throughout the procedure, but you’ll still be awake enough to comply with our instructions. Nitrous oxide is often the first choice for mild sedation, as it requires little preparation and wears off quickly once it stops being administered. In other cases, you may be given a pill to take orally a few hours before the treatment.
For the more severe forms of anxiety, our dental office partners with an anesthesiologist to provide IV sedation. A powerful sedative will be injected directly into your bloodstream. The relaxation induced by this form of sedation is so deep that you may not even remember what happened during your treatment. This level of sedation also allows special needs patients to be treated in our office. It’s important to make sure that you have someone else to drive you home once your treatment is complete, as the medication’s effects will still linger after the treatment is over.