Sedation Dentistry in Maine
We are proud to offer sedation dentistry services at [PRACTICE_NAME]. We know how important it is to patients to be comfortable during dental treatment. Dr. Mason believes that the best way to achieve a high level of dental health is by preventing problems before they happen, and the best way to prevent these problems is with regular visits to our Bethel, Maine dentistry practice. By making patients feel comfortable at his office, Dr. Mason reduces patients’ anxiety so they are more likely to attend regular dental checkups.
Our sedation dentistry procedures can make procedures large or small go by quickly and painlessly for our patients, including dental implant work, smile makeovers, porcelain veneers prep and application and more.
We have included some frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below. Read on, or contact us if you’d like to learn more.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Q: What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a visit to the dentist in which you are given a small pill to take an hour before your dental appointment. By the time you arrive in the office, you will be very drowsy. Our staff will escort you to the sedation suite, cover you with a blanket, and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Once you’re situated, Dr. Mason will take care of all your general or cosmetic dentistry needs at our Bethel, Maine office. When you wake up a few hours later, you’ll have had complete dental care without having felt a thing.
Q: Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
People who have:
- High anxiety level
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Embarrassment about their teeth
- Fear of the dentist because of the noises, smells, needles, or other reasons
Q: Is it safe?
Yes! You take a small pill prior to treatment; no need for tubes or needles.
Q: Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!
Q: Will I be unconscious?
No. You will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Q: Will I be monitored?
Yes. You will never be alone, and your vital signs will be monitored during the entire visit.
Q: How long will I be asleep?
This depends upon the length of time your procedures take, but usually ranges between two and six hours, including time to recover from the sedation dentistry.
Q: Does sedation dentistry have any advantages over traditional dentistry?
Besides the obvious advantage of being able to sleep, or deeply relax, while your work’s being done, with sedation dentistry, complex dental treatments or cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Bethel, Maine office can be completed in a single visit. Sedation dentistry is also ideal for patients who have trouble getting numb with local anesthetics during traditional dentistry.
Q: Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes. Due to the effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our cosmetic dentistry office in Bethel Maine and home again.
Q: Does Dr. Mason perform these kinds of procedures often?
All the time. Besides his impressive credentials in traditional dentistry, Dr. Mason is a highly skilled, highly trained practitioner of sedation dentistry. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, he has trained with some of the world’s most prominent sedation dental specialists, and he spends at least 100 hours a year on further education and advanced training. Sedation dentistry is relatively simple, and Dr. Mason has an excellent track record.