Dental Anxiety Westborough, MA

Fear of the dentist and dental anxiety are common causes of poor oral health and the development of complex dental problems. Westborough Dental Associates welcomes patients of all ages. We strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for those who feel anxious or stressed. Our office is family friendly. Our team strives to offer dental services in a compassionate manner. We can work with you to restore your oral health and achieve your aesthetic goals through patient education, and the use of sedation dentistry when needed.

For many anxious and fearful patients, gaining a thorough understanding of their treatment or procedure can help them feel more relaxed during their visit. Our team will take the time you need to explain all aspects of your care. We will discuss any recommended treatments for restoring a healthy, comfortable smile. When necessary, sedation can be used to allow patients to receive several treatments during a single visit while feeling completely calm and relaxed. Sedation options will be offered based on your overall health and personal concerns.

Dental Sedation in Westborough

Our team uses several types of technology and sedation dentistry to meet the varying needs of our patients. For those who have a fear of needles, the anesthesia wand can make treatment more pleasant and possible to tolerate without needing sedation. The Wand® delivers a local anesthetic in a virtually painless manner, keeping you comfortable throughout your procedure with a continuous, targeted flow of anesthesia.

We also offer conscious sedation options:

  • Oral sedation: We can prescribe an oral sedative. this is administered in the form of a pill. You will feel awake during dental procedures, but you will be relaxed and won’t remember the procedure afterwards. Oral sedation does not require needles and is less expensive than IV sedation. For effective sedation, we require that you take the pill about an hour before treatment. You will become drowsy, so we ask that you have a dedicated ride to-and-from your appointment.
  • Nitrous Oxide: It is inhaled through a tiny cannula placed below the nose. Also known as “Laughing gas”, it takes effect and wears off almost immediately. This form of sedation also  allows you to be relaxed while remaining awake during your dental treatment. It is extremely effective and safe. Many patients prefer this treatment because once the masked is removed, all effects disappear. You are able to return to your normal life without any lingering effects.

Give us a call at (508) 342-1519, or request an appointment online today.