Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry
North Shore | North Boston | Eastern Bank Bldg, Saugus, MA

Fear of the dentist and/or dental treatment is very common, and it has kept many people from getting the dental treatment they need. According to Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to this fear or dental phobia.

Do you experience any of the following?
  • Fear of needles
  • A past traumatic experience
  • Discomfort with the sights, sounds, and other sensations involved in dental care
  • Difficulty getting numb during a procedure 
  • Mild to severe dental phobia
We’ve designed our comprehensive dental practice with your comfort and convenience in mind. In addition to equipping our treatment rooms with state-of-the-art technology, we’ve also added a number of modern amenities to help you feel at ease in our care. Stay warm with a soft, cozy blanket and rest your neck on a pillow throughout your appointment. Enjoy your favorite music with wireless headphones while in the dental chair.

Our dentist Dr. Amlani & Dr. Patel are specially trained and licensed to administer various conscious sedation medications.

Nitrous Oxide ("Laughing Gas”)

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide.

The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
  •  The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  •  There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  •  Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
  •  Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
  •  It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a carefully-prescribed sedative before your dental visit. By the time you arrive at our office, you will feel calm and relaxed.   

Oral conscious sedation allows you to stay awake during your treatment, while still feeling significantly calm and relaxed.
  •   The effects of the prescription sedative are usually mild.
  •   You will need someone to escort you to and from your dental appointment.
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