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If you experience strong feelings of anxiety, despair, or fear when faced with an upcoming dental appointment, our team at Meriden Dental Group wants you to know that you’re not alone. In fact, over 70% of the population has reported experiencing some level of dental phobia. Here in Meriden, we do everything in our power to help create a friendly, relaxing, and low-stress environment for patients of all ages, but our dentists understand that sometimes, that might not be enough. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. These methods can help you receive the oral health care your smile needs to thrive in a way that’s comfortable and worry-free.

How do I know if sedation dentistry is right for me?

Here are some common characteristics of patients who could benefit from some form of sedation dentistry:

Of course, everyone is different. Please contact our Meriden, CT office before any scheduled treatment to discuss the possibility of sedation dentistry in regards to your needs and concerns. Our dentists and staff members are happy to do whatever it takes to ensure that you feel safe and relaxed at all times when you’re under our care.

Types of sedation dentistry include:

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Inside of an oxygen maskAlso commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is usually recommended to patients who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety. We administer it through a mask that fits over the nose, making the dosage level easy to change should there be any discomfort. Nitrous oxide typically induces feelings of strong contentment, warmth, and even euphoria. Plus, one of the biggest perks is that once the mask is removed, the effects wear off in a matter of minutes, meaning that you can drive yourself home afterwards. Patients with busy schedules who can’t sacrifice an entire day for dental care will find that this is the ideal option for their situation.

There’s Nothing to Fear Anymore

Contact Meriden Dental Group today to learn more about sedation dentistry or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. Our care is always comprehensive, comfortable, and infused with exceptional quality. We welcome patients of all ages to our Meriden, CT location.

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