What is Sedation Dentistry?

Imagine feeling so relaxed…you don’t even realize you’re in the dental chair!

The answer to your dental anxiety: Conscious Sedation Dentistry is dentistry without any discomfort or fear.

Are you living with dental pain because you are afraid to visit the dentist? Are you hiding your smile because your smile is unattractive or unhealthy and you are too fearful to address your dental health? You are a perfect candidate for sedation dentistry. You are not alone. Millions of people share your fears and apprehensions. We at Varinos Dental Associates understand how you feel and we have an answer. Conscious Sedation Dentistry.
Varinos Dental Associates was one of the first offices in Peabody and on the entire North Shore to cater to high fear patients by offering conscious sedation dentistry. Our doctors have been using this method on patients for years, and have helped thousands of people who previously avoided going to the dentist at all.

The sedation we utilize is oral sedation (pills). We use pills for several reasons:

  • Oral sedation is very safe.
  • Many high fear patients are needle-phobic, so we do not like to use a needle for sedation purposes. You will have no intravenous tubes or needles in your arm.
  • With oral sedation, we can work on patients for a longer period of time.
  • The pills stay in a patient’s system for several hours after the appointment, so we get few complaints of pain after procedures are completed.

The night before your appointment, you will take your first pills. On the morning of your visit, you will take another pill. When you come in for your sedation appointment, you can relax throughout your dental visit. You will not remember sounds or smells, and you will have little or no memory of the entire experience. Because the medication stays in your system for several hours, you will need someone to drive you to and from your dental visit.

Once you experience sedation dentistry at Varinos Dental Associates you will never be afraid to go to the dentist again. You will be completely comfortable and will be able to have years of dental work done in just one or two visits. With sedation dentistry you don’t have to be afraid anymore. Take care of your oral health, and get that healthy, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted!

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