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Sedation Dentistry in Newton Center and the Surrounding Boston Communities

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Most of us feel a little anxiety around the idea of going in for a dental appointment. But some of us get out of sorts and experience tremendous anxiety and fear when we visit the dentist – especially when having a major procedure like a tooth extraction or a root canal. Dr. Bader and the staff of Ultimate Aesthetics are sensitive to fearful patients.

Are you someone who experiences dental anxiety? If so, there is a good chance sedation dentistry could help you with that anxiety and calm those nerves! Call us today and find out how we can help you!


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).

Popular Kinds of Sedation Dentistry

At Ultimate Aesthetics, we offer two levels of sedation dentistry: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide.

Oral Sedatives: These include drugs such as Diazepam, which can help you to relax during a dental appointment. You generally take these medications about one hour before the start of your scheduled dental appointment to allow the drugs to take effect in your system. You generally remain awake for the duration of your dental appointment but feel considerably more relaxed and less anxious than you would have otherwise.

Nitrous Oxide: This is an inhaled gas that helps you to relax during your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide treatment serves only to help you relax during the treatment and wears off quickly. For this reason, you may be able to drive yourself home after the treatment is over and the effects have worn off fully.

Which Sedation Type is Right for You?

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To make sure you can safely receive any sedation, we perform a thorough health history and current evaluation. Dr. Bader will work with you to make sure you understand all your options, and then he will recommend which one he thinks will be best for you.

During your treatment planning, we will also be able to discuss options involving local anesthetics. These anesthetics are applied directly into the site where the dental procedure is being performed and numb the area completely for the duration of the procedure. This prevents you from experiencing any pain and can make the whole experience a lot easier to handle. If you don’t have a history of dental anxiety, a simple local anesthetic might be the only sedation you need to help you make it through your dental procedure successfully.

Who is Sedation Dentistry for?

People have a variety of reasons for preferring sedation dentistry, including:

  • A general anxiety disorder that causes you to experience anxiety during daily life, including dental visits.
  • A specific phobia pertaining to dental procedures or dentists.
  • Previous bad experiences with dental procedures in the past, leading to discomfort around dental treatment now.
  • You have a smaller mouth than most people, which affects the ability of dentists to reach the back molars and tissue during procedures.
  • Especially sensitive oral nerves.
  • Resistance to local anesthetics like Novocain or Benzocaine which causes them to be ineffective on you.

If you are affected by any of these, talk to Dr. Bader about sedation dentistry. Using sedation dentistry, we can make it easier for you to receive important treatments such as fillings, extractions, root canal therapy, dental implants, crowns, bridges, and more.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Many people who use sedation feel like their dental procedure only lasted a few minutes when, in fact, it took much longer. More complex procedures can be done at one time, reducing the need for multiple visits. Sedation dentistry alleviates the fears that keep you from going to the dentist regularly, making it more likely they receive routine care. Addressing oral health problems early helps avoid the need for more drastic treatments later.

Is Sedation Dentistry Used for Routine Dental Treatment?

It’s unlikely you will need dental sedation if you are just receiving a simple tooth cleaning, dental x-ray, or tooth whitening procedure.If you experience a great deal of anxiety around these procedures, however, you be administered dental sedation for routine visits to maximize your comfort.

Receive the Essential Dental Care You Need Today

Our team understands how the requirement for dental care can be intimidating. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to learn how sedation dentistry can help you achieve ideal oral health that warrants proper function and lasting beauty. Call Ultimate Aesthetics to discuss with Dr. Steve Bader about your options for anxiety relief at our office.


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