Many patients avoid the dentist for months or even years
due to anxiety, often leading to painful and serious dental problems.
Navid Family Dentistry & Associates gives patients an opportunity
to undergo treatment without fear or stress with sedation dentistry.
Imagine a superior experience with dentistry at our Peabody, MA, dental practice...
Is sedation dentistry just for nervous patients?
No, sedation can be used to ease many conditions that cause discomfort during dental work...
We May Recommend Sedation If You...
- Have difficulty sitting still
- Require complex treatment
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Struggle with severe oral sensitivity
- Have a low pain threshold
I have been a patient here for just about 10 years and they never disappoint. Always on time, always a positive experience, and always professional. I will continue to recommend to all of my family and friends! Krista Perry
Your Sedation Options
Patients of our Peabody, MA, dental practice have the option of selecting from two different forms of sedation. The type of sedative we recommend will depend on your procedure, as well as your preferences and medical history.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a clear, almost odorless gas that is inhaled to produce feelings of calm and tranquility. Before your procedure, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose to administer the gas. This mask allows our dentists to carefully and safely control the level of sedation. Since the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once the mask is removed, many patients drive themselves home after their procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is administered in the form of an anxiety pill. Our dentists will write you a prescription for the medication which you can fill prior to your appointment. We typically recommend you take this pill about half an hour before your treatment. However, we may instruct some individuals with extreme dental anxiety to begin the medication as early as the day before. The effects of oral sedation last longer than nitrous oxide, so you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.