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Sedation Dentistry – 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?

  • Experienced & Compassionate Dentist
  • Spa-Like Environment With Relaxing Comfort Amenities
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Woman with nitrous oxide nasal mask

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.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Person taking a sedative pill

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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