Framingham Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety
Many people experience anxiety when they think about visiting the dentist. Perhaps this is a result of an unpleasant past experience, a fear of dental tools, or for any number of reasons. If dental anxiety has prevented you from getting dental care, it may be time to call sedation dentist, Mark Hanna, DMD of Framingham, MA. Dr. Hanna can provide you with gentle dental care in a relaxing, anxiety free environment.
About Sedation Dentistry
Our sedation dentistry offerings include oral medication and nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) which can be used to help patients relax when they undergo dental procedures. In addition to helping with dental anxiety, these sedatives are also helpful for people with a strong gag reflex. Thanks to sedation dentistry, even long treatments are manageable for the dental phobic.
In fact, Dr. Hanna recommends sedation dentistry for most patients who are in need of a longer procedure or multiple procedures. A relaxed and comfortable patient can often sit for longer periods of time and in many cases, healing time is minimized as their expectation of pain in recovery is dulled by the absence of memory of the dental treatment.
How does Sedation Dentistry Work?
If you decide to use sedation dentistry you'll be given a sedative in pill form or liquid form, once you arrive at our Framingham dental office on the day of your procedure. When sedated you are technically not asleep—just very relaxed—but many of our patients say they feel as though they went to sleep, and many have very little memory of the procedure at all. After the procedure, you'll typically find that the feeling of relaxation lingers, making those post-op hours more comfortable. Patients utilizing our oral sedation offering must also have a driver present to take them home after the procedure.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about the sedation options we provide at Grace Dental in Framingham, give us a call today. Dr. Hanna is sensitive to the needs of people who have dental anxiety, and is happy to talk with patients about their options for dental sedation.