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Relax with Sedation Dentistry at Bill Vagenas DMD
For adults suffering from dental fear, a routine cleaning and visit to the dentist can cause significant stress and anxiety. To help ease these anxieties, Dr. Bill Vagenas offers sedation dentistry in Brockton. Our sedation dental services transform stressful appointments into comfortable, positive experiences
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses varying strengths of medication during dental procedures as a way to help patients relax. Sedation dentistry has provided a comfortable way for individuals struggling with dental anxiety to receive dental care.
At our Brockton practice, we offer oral conscious sedation as a way for adult patients to undergo both routine and complex dental procedures in a conscious yet fully relaxed state.
Why Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry?
There are a number of benefits associated with sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is versatile. As the medication is safe for most adult patients, even those individuals without dental anxiety can also incorporate sedation dentistry in their treatments. Often, patients requiring several treatments during a short period of time request sedation as a way to make the appointment more relaxing.
With sedation dentistry, not only do patients not remember the majority of their procedure, they also do not feel their procedure. While a local anesthetic may be used for some procedures, patients can often enjoy their dental care with increased comfort.
This level of comfort can change an individual’s perception of dental visits. After receiving care in a positive environment, nervous patients may become less resistant to the idea of routine visits. As a result, they may become more likely to visit the dentist regularly, improving their long-term oral health through completing routine check-ups.
What to Expect From Sedation Dentistry
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Vagenas prescribes the medication to be taken about an hour before visiting our office. While it is often mislabeled as sleep dentistry, patients remain fully conscious and responsive during treatment; however they often do not recall the procedure itself.
Given that medication can stay in your system for several hours, patients do need to make arrangements for a family member or friend to drive them to and from the appointment.
Sedation Dentistry in Brockton
Dr. Bill Vagenas and his compassionate dental team are dedicated to helping all patients achieve beautiful smiles. By offering sedation dentistry as a method of tackling dental fears, he is able to provide accessible, comfortable dental care.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our Brockton office or schedule an appointment today.