Sedation Dentist Provides Comfort & Relaxation

For some patients, dental anxiety is a very real and serious problem. It’s not uncommon, and it can cause damage to your oral health if your anxiety is keeping you from visiting the dentist. That’s why Dr. Mark Fried offers sedation dentistry at our Framingham, MA dental office. With nitrous oxide and oral sedation, we provide a couple of options with varying intensity so that you can choose the right level of sedation for you.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a light sedation dentistry option, and it’s great for patients undergoing treatments like dental cleanings and cavity fillings. You just inhale the nitrous oxide gas. Because its effects wear off fairly quickly, it’s easy to control the level of sedation that you feel by simply inhaling more or less gas, but the feelings you’ll be able to experience include relaxation and euphoria. Plus, there’s no need to bring someone to drive you home, which is a bonus for busy people.

Oral Sedation

For oral sedation, we offer valium, which can dramatically reduce feelings of anxiety. You take the valium as directed prior to your appointment. It’s easy, and this oral sedation dentistry option will help you feel extremely relaxed and stress-free. If you opt for valium, you will need to recruit a friend or family member to drive you home, however – but it’s worth it for those who suffer from severe dental anxiety.

Schedule Your Appointment

Do you need sedation dentistry? Contact the office of Mark Fried, DMD for an appointment. We can use sedation in conjunction with your preventiverestorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments at our Framingham, MA dental office, and we’re conveniently located for patients from Natick, Ashland, Sudbury, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Southboroguh, too.