Your Top Choice for Sedation Dentistry in Dracut, MA

If the idea of visiting the dentist causes you to feel anxious, you could be an ideal candidate for sedation dentistry. Fortunately, if you’re in Dracut, Massachusetts, you can turn to Smiles by Stylos Dental Health & Sleep Center, a respected practice that’s been in business since 1987. We’re pleased to offer nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation for residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation vs. Oral Conscious Sedation

While nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation are both intended to combat dental anxiety and improve the treatment experience, there are some key differences between these two forms of sedation dentistry:

  • How they’re administered – As its name suggests, oral conscious sedation is administered orally—we’ll prescribe you a medication that you’ll take by mouth prior to your appointment. Nitrous oxide sedation, on the other hand, is administered through a nose mask during treatment.
  • How they work – Nitrous oxide sedation produces a euphoric sensation by altering pain and pleasure receptors, while oral conscious sedation causes patients to feel groggy and sometimes even fall asleep.
  • How long they last – Nitrous oxide sedation wears off quickly, which means patients can typically drive themselves home. However, the effects of oral conscious sedation can last for several hours, so patients will likely require transportation from a friend or family member.

Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

If you think you could benefit from the anxiety-free dentistry techniques we use at Smiles by Stylos, contact us today and request an appointment. Once we’ve spoken with you about your concerns, we’ll determine whether you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry, and if you are, we’ll recommend the method that’s best suited to your needs. Our Chelmsford office—located just a short distance from Dracut, MA—is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., so just let us know the date and time that will work best for you.