Sedation Dentistry in Groton, MA
We Ensure a Safe and Comfortable Surgical Experience
At Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we believe that every patient should feel comfortable and at ease throughout any type of procedure. We understand that undergoing a surgical procedure can be stressful and cause feelings of anxiety.
Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang work with nervous patients to answer every question, and explain exactly what will happen. During your first visit, we will talk about all of the anesthesia and sedation options available and help you select the right choice based on your procedure, your level of anxiety, and your budget.
Our surgeons have hospital privileges at local hospitals, including Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. This privilege allows them to use hospital rooms and equipment to perform complex surgical procedures for additional safety. Our team at Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery is happy to make any special accommodations so that you and your loved ones can feel comfortable in our care.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Some patients avoid receiving the care they need because of previous traumatic experiences or a fear of pain. To provide you with the care you need through a positive and comfortable experience, we offer sedation dentistry to all of our patients for any type of procedure. Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help patients relax during dental procedures.
Sedation dentistry is a great option to consider if you or your child experience any of the following:
- General anxiety related to surgery
- Fear of needles
- Strong gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
- Low pain threshold
- Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
- Require multiple procedures
Many children and adults are candidates for sedation. If you are putting off dental care due to any of these reasons, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang will thoroughly explain your options and how we can provide safe, comfortable treatment using sedation dentistry.
Can Any Dentist Perform Sedation?
Many dentists are qualified to use local anesthesia and laughing gas, often for tooth extractions or to provide pain relief in the event of a dental emergency. Oral surgeons, however, are the only dental professionals qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo specialized training to administer anesthesia and sedation while monitoring patients for their health and safety. If a patient requires more complex sedation, a dentist will often refer the patient to an oral surgeon.
How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?
Having concern about the safety of any surgical procedure is normal. Our oral surgeons are qualified dental professionals and we are here to put you at ease and help you feel confident about your health and safety. We monitor your vital signs during surgery and have oxygen and medication available to reverse the effects of sedation if necessary. During your first visit, we go over your medical history, current medications, and any conditions that would interfere with the use of sedation. Dr. Garibyan or Dr. Kuang will ensure that the choice of sedation is safe for your specific needs and overall health.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
The biggest benefit of sedation dentistry is that it allows patients with anxiety or other health needs receive the necessary care. Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients of any age and can contribute to a more positive surgical experience and better health outcomes. Patients who have experienced a traumatic surgical experience in the past may come to find that with the use of sedation, oral surgery can be comfortable, quick, and easy.
How to Prepare for Sedation Dentistry
At the consultation appointment, we will walk you through what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. We will provide you with pre-operative instructions depending on the type of sedation you will receive. Following these instructions closely will ensure your safety and contribute to a smooth surgical experience. If you ever have questions before your procedure, call our office and a member of our team will be happy to help.