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Calm your dental fears

Sedation dentistryMost people have a little bit of anxiety before visiting the dentist. It might be fear based on a past experience, or you simply don’t like sitting in a chair under a light with your mouth open — but whatever the reason, there are steps you can take to be calmer and more relaxed at your next visit. Call for yours today: 978-688-1895.

Talk to your dentist about your concerns
Your dentist is more than happy to discuss your feelings of discomfort, and can do a lot to allay your fears by talking you through them. And remember, dental technology and techniques continue to improve in the areas of reducing stress and pain for patients.

You are in control

You and your dentist can decide ahead of time on hand signals you can use during the procedure if you experience any pain or discomfort. That way your dentist can make adjustments to the procedure or your numbing medication to help make you more comfortable. You can also plan to take a break or two during the procedure to help relieve stress.

The art of distraction

Bring your earbuds and your favorite tunes with you for your procedure to help your mind to relax and wander. Distract your thoughts by reviewing a list of the things you’re going to do after your appointment or over the weekend.

Medication can offer help for some patients

We can provide prescription sedation medication to be taken prior to treatment. This can require that you be picked up and driven home after your procedure.

Sedation dentistry for the most severe cases

Some patients with severe dental anxiety will avoid important dental visits. But rather than risk your dental health by skipping appointments, sedation dentistry can provide an option. In certain circumstances, treatment can be given under partial or full anesthesia.

Don’t fear the unknown

We want our patients to feel comfortable at their visits. We can discuss your treatment in detail so that you can know exactly what to expect. Even our most anxious patients usually admit, “it wasn’t as bad as I thought!”