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Oral and Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentist in Falmouth, ME

Say Goodbye to Dental Fear At Last

There are patients from all walks of life who struggle with dental anxiety and fear in varying degrees. At Casco Bay Smiles, we strive to create a relaxing and spa-like environment where everyone can feel at ease, but Dr. McVety understands that this approach may not always be enough to calm a person’s nerves. That’s why professional sedation techniques are also available upon request here in Falmouth, ME. To learn more about your options or schedule a first consultation, contact us today.

Why Choose Casco Bay Smiles for Sedation Dentistry near Portland, ME?

  • Experienced & Compassionate Dentist
    • At Casco Bay Smiles, we have experienced and knowledgeable dentists on staff who specialize in sedation dentistry in the Portland, ME area. Our team utilizes the latest techniques in sedation dentistry because we understand the concerns of patients who may be anxious about their dental procedure and need a little help getting through it. We take every measure to provide sedation dentistry in a safe and comfortable environment so you can relax during your office visit.
  • Spa-Like Setting With Relaxing Comfort Amenities
    • We strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for our patients. It’s our pleasure to provide comfort amenities that help reduce stress and make your visit enjoyable. From our comfortable chairs to our soothing music that you’ll enjoy with Bose headphones, we do everything possible to ensure you feel relaxed during your visit. Additionally, we offer warm neck wraps, eye pillows, aroma therapy patches, and paraffin hand treatments. You may find with our comfort amenities that you don’t need sedation. However, it is available should you require it.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
    • We are committed to providing the highest level of care possible by utilizing today's most up-to-date technology available in sedation dentistry. We use the latest advanced tools, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, which allow us to get detailed images of your mouth without using traditional film or radiation methods. These tools give us a clearer picture of what is going on inside your mouth so that we can offer better treatment options for you.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that’s often called by a different name – laughing gas. It’s mixed with oxygen and then administered directly to patients through a nasal mask they wear in the treatment chair throughout a procedure. After a few minutes of breathing in the gas, patients should feel calmer and more content while remaining aware enough to respond to our team’s requests and questions.

One of the most significant benefits of using nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off very quickly. Patients should be able to return to work and even drive themselves home with little to no downtime.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

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If you’re in need of a stronger sedative to help you stay relaxed throughout your procedure, oral conscious sedation may be the right choice. Dr. McVety will prescribe medication and also let you know when to take it before your scheduled appointment. Under its effects, patients should feel deeply relaxed both mentally and physically.

When scheduling treatment with oral conscious sedation, make sure that you arrange for an escort to drive you both to and from our office as well as keep an eye on you for the rest of the day until you recover.

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