Sedation Dentistry

We utilize sedation dentistry for various in-house services. Our aim is to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during any dental treatment.

The Purpose of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation helps relieve pain and anxiety associated with dental procedures, making the experience more comfortable. Sedation also allows our team to work more efficiently. We offer nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, and minimal sedation, also known as oral conscious sedation.

A consultation is required before minimal sedation appointments to confirm your medical history and discuss policies and procedures. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have, at this time. A driver is required to take patients to and from minimal sedation appointments, so it is beneficial for them to come to the consultation as well.

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Your Dental Sedation Options

Nitrous (laughing gas) is a safe and effective sedation technique that is quickly administered through a patient’s nose. After inhaling the gas, you will feel a sense of relaxation and a reduction in sensation. The effects of the sedation will end approximately five minutes after the procedure is complete. This makes nitrous oxide an ideal choice for those who need to drive to and from their appointment without any worries.

Minimal Sedation or Oral Sedation is a type of sedation that provides you with a more relaxed experience during your appointment. You will take medication anywhere from 12 hours to 1 hour before the appointment. By the time of the appointment, you will be awake, but very sleepy and will have no sensation of pain. This method of sedation is slightly more potent and is usually only available to generally healthy people who have a driver to take them to and from the appointment.

 

Call To See Which Option Is Best For You
  • What types of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    The most common types of anesthesia are local and general. Local anesthesia is a numbing medication injected directly into the area to be treated, usually the gums around an affected tooth. On the other hand, general anesthesia produces a more profound experience that usually leaves no memory of the actual procedure. It is typically used for more intensive procedures such as tooth extraction, dental implants, or other surgical procedures, and the patient is unconscious during the process.

  • What restrictions do I have after receiving minimal sedation?

    After receiving minimal sedation, there are specific restrictions you need to follow. The most important limitation is that you should not drive on the same day you receive sedation. Additionally, you should refrain from going up or down stairs and refrain from making any critical decisions.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by LuxeSmile Dentistry, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Our Locations

Pembroke

31 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
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Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Phone

781-826-7577

Email Address

hello@luxe-smile.com

Marshfield

1899 Ocean Street, Suite J
Marshfield, MA 02050
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Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Phone

781-319-0070

Email Address

hello@luxe-smile.com

Brace Yourself Modern Orthodontics

1899 Ocean Street, Suite H
Marshfield, MA 02050
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Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Email Address

hello@luxe-smile.com