Here at Apex Dental, we understand patients may avoid visiting the dentist due to a fear of pain. Avoiding the dentist often results in poor dental health and the development of complex dental problems. Drs. Gauthier and Krikunenko are committed to helping patients feel at ease throughout their dental visit to restore a healthy smile and prevent future dental concerns. We work with patients on an individual basis to provide the right solution to your dental anxiety so that you can regain a healthy smile.
Sedation dentistry is an important part of modern dentistry, allowing patients with dental anxiety to maintain their oral health and overall quality of life. Gauthier and Krikunenko may recommend sedation to ensure your comfort during your dental treatments. In many situations, patients can receive multiple procedures during one visit while being sedated.
Sedation dentistry enables a patient to undergo a dental treatment, or more than one treatment, while in a euphoric state even though they are alert and responsive.
Common forms of sedation dentistry
- Wand Anesthetic: drops a topical numbing agent directly on the injection site. This anesthesia is very comfortable and our patients love how quick and easy the wand is.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: this form is administered in a pill and allows you to feel awake during dental procedures. Oral sedation does not require needles and is less expensive than IV sedation. For minimal sedation, a patient will take a pill about an hour before treatment and will become drowsy.
Drs. Gauthier and Krikunenko serve as general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists to the Northborough community. Avoiding the dentist because of a fear of pain can compromise your smile, self-esteem, comfort and overall health.
If you have been avoiding the dentist, fear painful visits, or would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule your appointment today with the caring and experienced staff at Apex Dental.