Quality dental care should not hurt, which is why at South Shore Dentistry, it is our priority to make sure you receive the best dental care in a comfortable environment designed to reduce your anxiety. We are committed to making sure you get the high-quality dental care you need by offering you a variety of sedation dentistry services.
You can relax during your visit as our doctors always use the latest treatment techniques and dental technology to ensure your peace of mind and overall wellness.
Sedation available for most patients ages 14+ following consultation from our dentists.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
For those with anxiety or special healthcare needs, sedation dentistry can transform a normally stressful appointment into a completely painless and relaxing one. Many dental procedures can be completed with the help of sedation dentistry, including dental implant surgery, dental crown work, oral surgeries and extractions, dentures fittings, gum care, teeth whitening, and even teeth cleanings!
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from our sedation dentistry services:
- Needle-free sedation (for oral conscious sedation and laughing gas)
- Little-to-no memory of the treatment
- Fewer appointments for some procedures
- Ease of treatment for those with sensitivities and strong gag reflexes
- A more confident time in the dental chair
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
Do you suffer from one or more of the following conditions? If so, you could be a great candidate for sedation dentistry:
- Dental phobia or anxiety
- Past traumatic dental experiences
- Sensitivities to numbing medications
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Require a large amount of dental work
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Fear of needles
- Sensitivity to light and sound
We offer the following levels of sedation at our South Weymouth, MA dental office:
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Burt and Dr. Dadhania may recommend oral sedation. These anti-anxiety pills tone down activity in the parts of your brain that cause you to feel anxious or afraid.
Remember, if you take oral sedation, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Bring a friend or family member with you to make sure you arrive at our office and return home safely following your appointment.
Unfortunately, dental anxiety can keep many patients from visiting the dentist for hygiene appointments and much-needed dental work. If dental appointments make you anxious, Dr. Burt and Dr. Dadhania can administer laughing gas to help you feel more at ease during your visit.
At South Shore Dentistry, laughing gas is administered using a flexible, comfortable mask, allowing you to feel more at ease within minutes. If you are feeling anxious about an upcoming visit, ask about laughing gas. Most of our patients are good candidates for this treatment, including our pediatric dental patients.
South Shore Dentistry deserves more than five stars! This is an outstanding dental practice with excellent staff and professionals. Dr. Burt has assembled a team of consummate professionals who practice with care and compassion. The dental work is top-notch (I have even had other dentists ask me who my dentist is because the work is the best they have ever seen). I recently had an appointment with sedation and I was cared for impeccably. The office is extremely clean and comfortable. Can't recommend this practice enough.
IV Conscious Sedation
IV conscious sedation is a safe way to eliminate the fear and anxiety many patients feel during dental procedures. At South Shore Dentistry, our sedation dentistry team is trained to use IV conscious sedation to help ensure you have a comfortable, relaxing experience during your visit.
IV conscious sedation dentistry can also allow Dr. Burt and Dr. Dadhania to complete complex dental procedures in just one or two appointments!