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AGN Dental Associates | Sedation in Suffield

DR. ALAN G. NATH, D.D.S. &

DR. STACEY NATH-VINICK D.M.D

133 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078

Call Today:  (860) 668-7303

Sedation

Nitrous Oxide & Sedation Services in Suffield, CT 

 

 

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is administered by having the patient inhale the gas. You will be in a euphoric state and feel completely relaxed. All fear and anxiety fade away, allowing you to fully relax while your dental procedure is performed. In most cases all dental work can be completed in one visit while you are sedated. 

Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe and effective. Once the procedure is over the nitrous oxide will fade away quickly,  you will probably be able to drive yourself home and return to your daily activities. 

It is an extremely effective aid in children's dentistry. It can help to create a lifetime of good dental experiences.

You will need to have a preliminary visit with your dentist to make sure that you are an eligible candidate for nitrous sedation. If you have been worried about your next dental visit, it's time to stop worrying! Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.


You can receive dental care without the anxiety! 

We offer Sedation Dentistry, which allows patients with dental phobias and anxieties to finally be comfortable in the dental chair. We offer different types of sedation dentistry. These include oral sedation (taking a pill) and/or nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Options depend on the needs of the patient. In this way, the patient and the dentist are comfortable providing and receiving the best possible dental care- safely and free of stress and pain.

Oral Sedation services in Suffield CT


The patient is given oral medication about one hour before the appointment. The medicine puts the patient in a light state of sedation and you relax  through your dental appointment. It is safe! You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment if you choose oral sedation. Once you arrive, you are allowed to rest comfortably in a warm, quiet room under a cozy blanket. During the entire time you are here, we will closely monitor you to ensure your safety.


Oral Conscious Sedation

If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety, there are options to ease the anxiety. Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking an aspirin and you will feel relaxed and at ease. Oral conscious sedation does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part, or all, of your procedure.

Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe and easy. It is much less expensive than other forms of sedation, and you will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure. It also makes long or complex procedures seem shorter, allowing you to have all of your work done in a single visit. As an added precaution, a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain.  For your safety, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation.

Don't wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your dentist about oral conscious sedation to see if it is right for you.

Sedation FAQ

Who is a candidate for sedation?

If you have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist, you are a candidate for sedation dentistry. If you have a fear of pain, have had a traumatic dental experience in the past, or the sounds and smells of a dental office make you nauseous, sedation dentistry can help you get over your anxiety.

Some people have physical reasons, like a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth, which make them a candidate for sedation dentistry as well. If you are not sure if you are a candidate, ask your dentist.

Will I be unconscious?

No, but you will be in a deep state of relaxation during your treatment. You will still be able to breathe on your own and communicate, but you will not feel any pain or anxiety. You may not even remember the procedure afterwards.

How long will I be sedated?

Sedation can last from about 2-6 hours depending on the strength of sedative you are given and how long your procedure takes.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, at all times during your sedation someone will be with you. We also monitor your vitals to make sure they remain at a normal level. Safety is of the utmost importance to us.

Are there any long term effects of sedation?

No. You will feel a little groggy and "out of it" after some forms of sedation, but after a few hours you will feel like yourself again. You will need to have someone drive you home from your appointment in these cases.

What procedures can be performed under sedation?

Just about any procedure can be performed with sedation. The sedation is not for the procedure itself, but for the anxiety that accompanies the procedure. Ask your dentist if sedation is available for a particular procedure.

How many appointments will I need to complete my dental work?

In most cases it only takes two appointments. The first appointment will be a consultation to check your health history and make sure you are a candidate for sedation. The next appointment will be to perform the necessary procedures. This can usually be done in one appointment, but may require a follow up visit.

Will my insurance cover sedation?

In most cases it will not be covered by your insurance provider. We will review your insurance coverage and let you know if it is covered or not. If it is not covered, we will let you know the cost and, if necessary, we can put together a financing plan for you.

 

AGN Dental Associates want to make your trip to the dentist as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry can help you receive dental care without the anxiety!

 

 

 
 
 
Suffield Dentist | Sedation. Stacey Nath-Vinick is a Suffield Dentist.