Sedation Dentistry

Even with the latest technology that makes modern dentistry gentler than ever before, many people are still apprehensive about going to the dentist. Dr. Oshetski can eliminate dental fear and anxiety by placing patients in a relaxed state of conscious sedation. This means you’ll have little or no memory of having any dental work done.

Sedation Dentistry is not only for people that fear going to the dentist. Anybody can experience the benefits of sedation dentistry. Sedation allows patients to have more dental work done in a single appointment. Often treatment that would require five appointments or more can be performed in one single appointment. This means fewer interruptions to your daily life.

We offer different levels and types of sedation depending on your needs. Dr. Oshetski will discuss with you which option best suits your needs and expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation

Oral and IV Sedation options start at $500 per session

Call ☎ Brunswick Office Phone Number 207-729-1159 with any questions or to schedule a consultation.

Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas

Light sedation is achieved through the use of a gas called Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas. The gas is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a small mask placed over your nose.

Oral Sedation

Moderate sedation is achieved through the use of pills that are in the drug family called Benzodiazepines. A drug that many people are familiar with from this family is Valium. They produce a feeling of relaxation and drowsiness. Nitrous oxide is commonly used in combination with these pills, creating a profound amnesic effect.

Intravenous Sedation

Sedation is achieved through the use of IV administration of a sedative directly to your blood stream. It produces a profound state of relaxation and it can be used to sedate patients to a point where they are completely unaware of the dentistry performed. Dr. Oshetski is one of only a few general dentists in the state of Maine who is qualified and licensed to perform IV sedation.

Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

People who have:

  • Dental anxiety or fear
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental treatment
  • Complex dental problems

People who:

  • Dislike needles and shots
  • Dislike noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • Experience fear and embarrassment about their teeth
  • Have complex dental problem