Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Receive Comfortable, Low-stress Treatment

Patients can receive dental sedation to undergo a safe and comfortable treatment experience. This effective solution allows patients to overcome sensitivities and fears to receive vital dental care. Dr. Teddi Olszewski is highly attentive to her patients, and works diligently to provide a relaxed and pain-free dental experience. Sedation dentistry is available for most dental procedures at our Northampton, MA, office. Dr. Olszewski will work closely with you to determine how you can benefit from sedation. 

Our Sedation Dentistry Method

Dr. Olszewski offers nitrous oxide as sedation for most dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, is administered through an oxygen mask. Dr. Olszewski controls the dosage of the medication you receive throughout the procedure, and will monitor you and make adjustments as needed. This attention ensures you can remain comfortable and relaxed from start to finish. Because nitrous oxide wears off quickly once it is no longer administered, patients can drive themselves home safely after their dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is also safe for use with children.

Photo of a woman receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, is administered through an oxygen mask.

Ideal Candidates

Patients of all ages can benefit from sedation during a dental procedure. We may use sedation in restorative or cosmetic procedures that might be more extensive or take longer to complete. We highly recommend sedation if you suffer from dental fears or anxieties. Sedation can help you remain calm and relaxed throughout the procedure, ensuring you receive the dental care you need. Sedation can also benefit patients with physical conditions that make it difficult to remain seated for long periods of time. Patients who struggle to sit still, especially young children, or those who undergo multiple treatments at one time can also benefit from our safe, effective sedation.

Benefits of Sedation

The primary advantage of sedation is that it allows patients with fears and anxieties to comfortably undergo treatment. Many patients who fear going to the dentist avoid receiving regular care. They may skip their regular exams and cleanings, and if a complication arises, they will often put treatment off until the condition becomes much more serious. Avoiding treatment can have serious consequences. Restorative treatment for more advanced conditions often takes much longer and can be more painful because the issue was not caught in an earlier stage. Patients who avoid treatment for too long could eventually lose one or more teeth as a result. Sedation can help these patients overcome their fears and receive the treatment they need to preserve their oral health.

Nitrous oxide is inhaled, so it is a good alternative for patients who struggle to take oral medications or for those who are afraid of needles.

Nitrous oxide in particular offers several benefits. It is safe for patients of all ages, and Dr. Olszewski controls the dosage to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your procedure. Additionally, nitrous oxide is inhaled, so it is a good alternative for patients who struggle to take oral medications or for those who are afraid of needles. This option is also safe for patients who are allergic to other medications. There is little to no risk of overdose with nitrous oxide, and it wears off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home after treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment

Sedation dentistry can make dental appointments comfortable and relaxed for all patients, not just those with dental fears or anxieties. Contact our dental office today to learn more about sedation or to schedule an appointment.

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