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Sedation Dentistry – Fitchburg, MA

Get the Essential Dental Care
You Need Without the Stress

Have you struggled with dental anxiety in the past? Have you been putting off important dental care because of the stress it causes you or the nerves surrounding sitting in the treatment chair? Good news: our team at Super Dental of Fitchburg has a solution. With sedation dentistry, you can get the essential preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care you desire without the stress. Instead, you can relax comfortably as we improve the look, health, and function of your smile! To learn more about the calming solutions we offer, keep reading or schedule a consultation with our team.

Woman smiling while relaxing in dentist's treatment chair

Why Choose Super Dental of Fitchburg for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Highly Trained and Compassionate Dental Team
  • Evening and Saturday Appointments Available
  • Multiple Financial Solutions, Including CareCredit

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Man smiling while breathing in nitrous oxide at dental office

Nitrous oxide sedation (also known as “laughing gas”) is one of the mildest forms of dental sedation. When we place the nasal piece over your nose, you’ll begin breathing in the colorless, odorless mixture. After a few minutes, you’ll enter a deep state of relaxation. Throughout your treatment, we can adjust the nitrous as needed, all while carefully monitoring your vitals and checking in with you to ensure you feel calm and comfortable. At the end of your appointment, we will remove the nasal piece and the effects will dissipate as quickly as they came on!

IV Sedation

IV sedation in dental office

IV sedation, on the other hand, is one of the highest forms of sedation dentistry. That’s why it’s typically recommended for patients with severe dental anxiety or a disability that makes it nearly impossible to stay calm in the treatment chair. If it’s decided that this is the best option for you, then you’ll likely be asleep throughout your entire treatment. However, you will be able to respond to verbal commands as needed. Since the effects don’t dissipate instantly, you will need a trusted adult to drive you to and from your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Smiling dentist talking to patient and examining their teeth

Patients with the following are typically candidates for sedation dentistry:

  • Dental-related anxiety
  • Sensitive gag reflexes
  • Fear of needles
  • Trouble staying comfortable in the treatment chair
  • Disabilities that make it difficult to get the dental care needed

Of course, we will also need to review your medical history, including any allergies you have, before determining if nitrous oxide or IV sedation are right for you. This will be determined during your initial consultation, and we will also answer any questions you have about the treatment process during that time.