Offering Sedation Dentistry for Residents of Westford, MA

Do you have dental anxiety? Maybe you have sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex. Perhaps you suffer from claustrophobia (a fear of confined spaces) or aichmophobia (a fear of sharp objects). Or maybe you have trouble controlling your movements, making it difficult for you to stay still long enough to receive dental treatment.

Whatever the case may be, you could be a candidate for sedation dentistry, a service offered at Smiles by Stylos Dental Health & Sleep Center. Our dental practice has been serving the Greater Merrimack Valley since 1987, and we’re pleased to offer dental sedation for patients in Westford, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation vs. Oral Conscious Sedation

At Smiles by Stylos, we offer two types of sedation dentistry—nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation—and we can recommend the best option for you. While both types can help relieve dental anxiety, they’re administered in different ways and produce different sensations. Nitrous oxide sedation is delivered through a nose mask, and it creates a euphoric feeling by altering pain and pleasure receptors. Oral conscious sedation, on the other hand, is administered as an oral medication and leads to grogginess. When compared to nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation typically takes much longer to wear off.

Learn More About Our Sedation Dentistry Services

Do you think you could benefit from the sedation dentistry options described above? Contact Smiles by Stylos today and request an appointment at our Chelmsford office, which is just a short drive from Westford, MA. We look forward to providing you with the anxiety-free dentistry experience you deserve.