To provide our patients with every opportunity to make their experience comfortable and stress-free, Boston Dental offers sedation dentistry by our trained doctors. Sedation Dentistry has existed for over a century and continues to evolve, making more options available to patients. Candidates for sedation dentistry include patients who: fear needles, drills, or other dental instruments; have had past traumatic dental experiences; have sensitive teeth and/or difficulty numbing; have discomfort with smells, noises, or tastes associated with dental work. Dental sedation is a safe and effective solution for patients undergoing any number of procedures.
HOW IT WORKS
01. Book Appointment
Easily schedule your appointment in a few simple steps by booking online, calling our offices, or visiting your nearest location. New patients can schedule a virtual consultation online.
Our doctors work to make our patients’ visits or treatments as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Together, you’ll determine the right option for you. Boston Dental offers oral sedation on-site, with IV sedation being an offsite alternative.
Your doctor will provide you with clear instructions for taking your oral sedative before treatment. Once arrived, you’ll be relaxed and confident in our doctors’ very capable hands.
04. Personalized Aftercare
For patients opting for sedation, we require someone to accompany you to and from your appointment for maximum safety. Depending on your treatment, your doctor will provide a clear and tailored aftercare plan to help you maintain optimal oral health at home.
POINTS OF DIFFERENCE
At Boston Dental, building trust with our patients means being transparent about pricing. We participate in most major dental insurance plans and provide our patients with cost estimates prior to treatment. Please visit our payment and policies page for more information.
Talking with your dentist is the first step in deciding if sedation – and which option – is right for you. Generally, sedation is best for patients with a fear of needles, drills, dental instruments; past traumatic dental experiences; high sensitivity; discomfort with smells, noises, or tastes of dental work.
Oral Sedation (Pill) - the lowest level of sedation we administer, usually for patients who are afraid of needles or anxious about dental work. One pill is taken the night before treatment to help the patient sleep, then another an hour before the time of service. This option is offered on-site.
Intravenous Conscious Sedation (IV) - this type of sedation is for patients with extreme anxiety when it comes to dental procedures, or for more complex dental work that takes longer to complete. Although the patient is conscious, s/he remembers virtually nothing about the work performed. This option is offered offsite.
With conscious sedation, most patients describe the feeling as though they’re “slept” through the appointment. Oral sedatives have a similar effect, depending on the type of pill and dosage. Either sedation method allows you to communicate with your dentist during the procedure. During the procedure, your doctor closely monitors your vitals and comfort level.
Yes – if you are sedated, we require that someone brings you to and from the dental office for your safety and the safety of others.