Boston Sedation Dentist
Do you find the idea of going to the dentist frightening? Have you had a traumatic experience with a dentist and haven’t been able to bring yourself to go back? You may be interested to know that you are not alone. There are many other people who are dealing with similar dental fears. Dr. Bader and the staff of Ultimate Aesthetics are sensitive to fearful patients. We start by making your appointment comfortable and relaxing, whether you’re looking for sedation dentistry or not. We have headphones, heated massage chairs with Tempur-Pedic pads on them, and DVD glasses. However, we realize that for some patients, the fear is overwhelming and just having some pleasantries available isn’t nearly enough to help. If this is you, we want you to know that Dr. Bader can help. Not only is he a sedation dentist, but he is also a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
What is a Sedation Dentist?
At Ultimate Aesthetics, we offer two levels of sedation dentistry: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide.
The only thing you have to do with Oral Conscious Sedation is take a pill before your appointment, though you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. It will not be safe for you to drive. This medication induces a relaxed, sleepy state in you. You will not be unconscious, so all your protective reflexes are there. However, you will be so relaxed that you will be indifferent to the dental treatment and may not even remember the appointment.
A second, milder form of sedation we offer is nitrous oxide, sometimes known as laughing gas. This sedative gas is administered through a nose piece and is mixed with oxygen. It is designed to relieve stress during your dental procedures. It takes effect quickly, and when your dental procedure is completed, it is removed from your system equally quickly. This gives you the added benefit of not needing someone to drive you to or from your appointment. In fact, you’ll be lucid enough to return to work immediately after your appointment, if you so desire.
If you’ve been putting off dental care because of fear, this is a great solution. You may give our office a call (617-795-7170) or visit our request an appointment page. You are also welcome to request a complimentary consultation. You can sit down with Dr. Bader for about 10 minutes, free of charge, to discuss your sedation options and your concerns, or ask him any questions you may have.