Sedation Dentistry in Colchester
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. Dr. Liscio also provides nitrous with oral sedation, oral sedation alone, and IV sedation.
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 prior to your appointment. You’ll feel groggy and experience no stress or discomfort while under the sedative’s effects. For a more generous sedative, Dr. Liscio provides IV sedation in our Colchester dental office. With all of these options, most people remember little or nothing about their dental visit.
Sedation dentistry offers a whole new world of comfort — and no other technique comes close!