Sedation Dentistry
in Shirley, MA

calm & comfortable

Shirley sedation dentistry

At Nashoba Valley Dental Care, we believe that everyone should be empowered to take care of their teeth, and ensure that they preserve their smile with the proper dental care. If dental anxiety or fears about seeing the dentist are getting in the way of your oral health, we can help! Dr. Annese offers expert sedation dentistry services in Shirley, Groton, and Lunenburg. Interested in sedation at the dentist’s office? Learn more about what we do now.

Patient receiving sedation dentistry

how it works

what is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can refer to a wide range of services designed to help you relax in the dentist’s chair. At Nashoba Valley Dental Care, we use laughing gas to keep our patients calm and safe during treatment. Laughing gas is a harmless, fast-acting gas. You’ll wear a special mask and breathe through your nose to inhale the sedative. Laughing gas makes you feel giddy and happy, hence the name. It helps you relax, and its effects will wear off about 5 minutes after your procedure, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home and enjoy the rest of your day.

candidates for sedation

when to consider sedation

Sedation is the most common for children who are afraid of the dentist, or for adults who have dental anxiety. However, it can also be useful if:

  • You’re afraid of needles
  • You have a very strong gag reflex
  • You are undergoing multiple dental surgeries or procedures
  • You have trouble staying still for long periods of time

As long as you are healthy and Dr. Annese approves you as a good candidate, you can be sedated during your appointment at Nashoba Valley Dental.

unique advantages

benefits of sedation

Sedation dentistry offers a number of benefits. The biggest benefit is that it allows patients with dental anxiety or other issues with the dentist to get the care they need in a comfortable environment. This leads to much better oral health outcomes. Sedation dentistry can also help reduce discomfort during dental procedures which involve numbing agents and dental drills, which is helpful for patients with low pain thresholds.

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get in touch!

If you think you could benefit from being sedated at the dentist’s office, we would love to have you come in for an interview and a consultation at Nashoba Valley Dental. Dr. Annese will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable throughout your entire procedure. To learn more about our approach to dentistry and our warm atmosphere, check out our patient testimonials.

We serve patients in Pepperhill, Leominster, Harvard, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (978) 425-9088 to get started. In the neighborhood? Stop by our office at 228 Great Road, Shirley, MA 01464. We’re always taking new patients, and we’d be happy to see you!

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