Michael J Aiello, DDS, PLC

Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Do you suffer from fear when you enter the dentist's office? Does anxiety often keep you from visiting the dentist on a regular basis? Do you have certain issues like a bad gag reflex that makes certain dental procedures more uncomfortable? You might be the perfect candidate for sedation dentistry!

Sedation dentistry is safe and effective for patients of all ages, and we offer two different options depending on your specific needs:

  • Nitrous oxide - Also known as laughing gas, this is an effective solution for helping you relax during any type of procedure. It leaves your system right away, so you can resume your usual activities, and it's safe for both adults and children.
  • Oral conscious sedation - This type of sedation is delivered through a pill taken one hour prior to your treatment procedure. It provides deeper relaxation; in fact, you may even feel as if you are sleeping even though you are still conscious and responsive. The amnesic nature of the medication ensures that you remember little to nothing about your procedure.

If you feel that sedation dentistry is a good option for you, Dr. Aiello will review your medical history prior to treatment to determine which type of sedation is most appropriate.

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