sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

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...

20% of American adults suffer from dental anxiety
A report from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research revealed that dental anxiety is extremely common. About 20% of dental patients in the United States deal with this worry. Fortunately, our Peabody team can protect your oral wellness and help you stay calm with safe sedation dentistry.

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

Determining Your Candidacy For Sedation Dentistry

There are certain medical conditions that can impact your ability to safely receive sedation such as respiratory problems, heart disease, and pregnancy. Additionally, some medications may not pair well with sedation, so our team will carefully consider your unique case before recommending it.

It is important to thoroughly discuss your medical history, prescriptions, and alcohol use with our dental care team during your consultation so we can choose the safest option for you.

Our team believes in the importance of informed decisions, so we will fully explain your options to you before proceeding with a treatment plan. You can contact our Peabody, MA, dental office to learn more about your candidacy.

Choose a Dental Team That Understands Your Feelings

Fear of visiting the dentist can stop you from seeking the care you need. Let us put that anxiety to rest.

We're a judgment-free office — and we know what a significant act it can be to finally sit in the dentist's chair.

From the moment we answer the phone or reply to your contact message, we'll do all we can to make you feel comfortable and confident. You likely won't even be the first person to visit us with dental anxiety that day.

So, if you've been putting off your treatment, contact our compassionate Peabody team about sedation dentistry. Or, give us a call at

(978) 532-5550

Team at Navid Family Dental
At our Peabody dental office, we pair sedation dentistry with compassionate care.

Take the Worry Out of Dental Care

Peabody's Choice For Trustworthy Dentistry


Phillip Donovan


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Dr. Navid has saved not just my smile, but restored my confidence. After many other dental visits with several dentists, Dr. Navid is now the only dentist I trust and have zero anxiety walking into his office. Thank You Dr.Navid and everyone else who works there for being so kind, polite, and compassionate!

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Howard Edelstein


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The customer service attention and how you are feeling are unsurpassed. They are truly the finest dental establishment I have been too. I gave been going to this establishment for the last 20 years and with a 23 mile ride each way they have to be going above all else again. Highly recommended the finest in cutting-edge dentistry.

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​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. 

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Oral Sedation

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. 

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Nitrous Oxide

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.

This Peabody Patient Visits Us for Excellent Dental Treatment

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

Breaking Down Your Payment Options

Sometimes, the cost of dental treatment can make patients just as anxious as the treatment itself. Our team can help by guiding you through payment options like:

Dental Insurance

Typically, dental insurance will only cover sedation dentistry if it is medically necessary for your treatment. Examples of such treatment include dental implants and tooth extractions. Even if your sedation or medication isn't covered, dental insurance may still cover the treatment itself.

CareCredit Financing

We accept CareCredit®, a trusted and well-known lender for medical financing. They allow dental patients to split the costs of their treatment into a more manageable plan, so that they do not have to stress about affording the care that they need. We can help you explore your eligibility.

In-House Financing

Prefer to request financing from a team you know and trust? Our Peabody, MA, office features its very own affordable in-house financing plan to help you spread out payments. Contact our friendly team to learn more about eligibility, coverage, and how the process works.

Navid Family Dental & Associates

Navid Family Dental & Associates

At Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, our dentists, periodontist, and dental hygienists provide superior dental care to our patients and their families. Our dentists are affiliated with many professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Massachusetts Dental Society
  • The North Shore District Dental Society
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please contact us online or give us a call at (978) 532-5550.

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