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Sedation Dentistry – Colchester, VT

Keeping You Comfortable & Relaxed During Your Visits

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Are you nervous about dental visits? Are you scared of pain at the dentist’s office? Estimates say that only 50% of Americans visit the dentist, and of those, a great number avoid or postpone dental care because of stress, fear, or anxiety. Unfortunately, a dental phobia can negatively affect your overall health. Research has linked gum disease and poor oral health to systemic conditions such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, low-weight births, and dementia, to name a few.

But you can have peace of mind and body at the dentist’s office with sedation dentistry, which allows you to relax and take your mind off dental procedures. We offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, the standard for moderate sedation dentistry. Read on to learn more about the various sedation options that Dr. Liscio can provide.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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Dr. Liscio is the only general dentist in the area who offers conscious sedation through an IV or an oral pill. With oral sedation, you’ll swallow a small pill about an hour prior to your appointment. You’ll feel groggy and experience no stress or discomfort while under the sedative’s effects. The best part is that we will time it out where the sedation will kick in as you’re settling into our dental chair. This allows nervous patients to feel comfortable, happy, and a little sleepy. We also may advise that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation

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For a more generous sedative, Dr. Liscio provides IV sedation in our dental office. In order to offer IV sedation, your dentist in Colchester has to attend additional education because it’s a more involved form of sedation. With this option, you will enjoy its effects more rapidly, and Dr. Liscio can control its strength in real time throughout your treatment. This option is best for patients with more severe dental anxiety—many times you may even drift to sleep during the appointment.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Dr. Liscio offers various sedation options because of these amazing benefits:

  • Sedation dentistry allows fearful patients to get the high-quality dental care they deserve.
  • Our sedation helps patients get treatment sooner rather than later, saving them from more expensive and extensive dental services in the future.
  • Patients remember little to nothing about their appointments when sedation dentistry is used, which most with dental fear or anxiety prefer.
  • Patients can eliminate one of the anxieties they may deal with in general, helping them enjoy a healthier mental state and overall life.

Sedation dentistry offers a whole new world of comfort — and no other technique comes close! If you’re ready to get started, don’t hesitate to contact our office today!