Maria Vasilakis DMD

617-782-2267
comprehensive dental care

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sedation

relax… you’re in good hands

Nearly 50% of the population feels nervous or uncomfortable about going to the dentist or having dental procedures done.  Dr. Maria understands the importance of helping you feel relaxed about your dental work.

how does oral sedation work

Oral Conscious Sedation is a safe, effective, and relaxing way to make dental visits easier.  It does not render you unconscious, but in a deeply relaxed state.  You are given small pills to take the night before and an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office, and can return after the visit to pick you up. By the time you arrive, you will be drowsy.

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Maria and her experienced team will take care of your dental needs.  We can do several visits worth of work all in one sedation visit, making it the most comfortable, convenient, and efficient way to have your dental care.

When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to sleep away the rest of the relaxing day.

Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually arriving to or the end of the appointment when we are getting them ready to go home.

safety of sedation

The reason that we use oral sedation is because of its safety. We use monitoring equipment to monitor your pulse and blood pressure. You’ll be done before you know it, completely unaware of the time passing, totally relaxed.

who is sedation for

Any adult who:
Has dental anxiety
Would like several visits combined into one
Has a strong gag reflex
Has difficulty getting numb
Has had a traumatic prior dental experience
Hates the noises and smells associated with dental care