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 and strives to provide personalized, compassionate care for those who feel anxious or stressed. Our office is family friendly and our team strives to offer dental services in a compassionate manner. Dr. Tufa 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 and 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
Dr. Tufa 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: Dr. Tufa can prescribe an oral sedative, often with an at home dose to ensure you are completely relaxed prior to your procedure
- Nitrous Oxide: inhaled through a tiny cannula placed below the nose, “laughing gas” takes effect and wear off almost immediately