We fully understand that many people are anxious about visiting the dentist. Since we don’t want fear to hold you back from getting the dental care you need, we offer sedation dentistry to improve your experience. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax while we perform a dental treatment. At the same time, you will remain conscious and aware of your surroundings. Instead of avoiding dental procedures, ask us about sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry helps patients with extreme anxiety or those that struggle to cooperate with the dentist. Sedation dentistry is an option for all procedures offered by Dr. Blaisdell. While most of our patients do not need sedation, there are some patients that benefit greatly from having this option. Sedation allows you to have necessary dental work done in a timely manner instead of avoiding it. Dr. Blaisdell always uses licensed dentist anesthesiologists in his practice to ensure his patient’s safety throughout the procedure.
Our patients may be under general anesthesia, which is an unconscious state, or under moderate sedation where you are relaxed and comfortable. We have found that simply knowing you’ll be sedated will often reduce your stress significantly. Instead of avoiding the dental care you need because you are concerned about pain, talk to Dr. Blaisdell and his staff about sedation dentistry and see if you’re a good candidate. Putting off procedures today may potentially lead to more invasive work down the road.
We are proud to offer nitrous oxide– often referred to as laughing gas– as a sedation option. This type of sedation also helps you relax if you are nervous about a procedure or a regular visit to the dentist. For the most part, people can drive themselves after recovering from having nitrous oxide gas.
Sedation dentistry is separate from medication that you might receive for pain. While sedation dentistry will help you relax, you might also receive a local anesthetic or general anesthesia for certain dental procedures. If the idea of sedation or pain medication makes you nervous, please do not hesitate to express your concerns with your dentist.