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Sedation Dentistry for Framingham Dental Patients

Sedation dentistry offers a way for Dr. Richard Tutin to provide completely relaxing dental procedures to Framingham patients. As a DOCs-certified dentist, Dr. Tutin has the skills and expertise to administer sedation methods safely and effectively.

What you should know about sedation dentistry:

  • It’s safe.
  • It’s effective.
  • If you need a lengthy procedure, or would like to consolidate treatment into a single visit, sedation dentistry could be your answer!
  • Patients who have issues getting numb under normal circumstances do not have trouble doing so when relaxed.

How does nitrous oxide work?

When a patient undergoes sedation with nitrous oxide (or as it’s familiarly known, “laughing gas”), a small mask is placed over their nose and adjusted to provide optimal comfort. At this time, they will only be breathing oxygen. Once the patient is well-situated and has acclimated to the mask and oxygen, Dr. Tutin will begin to introduce nitrous oxide. Treatment will begin when the patient feels totally relaxed. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Tutin will reintroduce oxygen through the mask. After a minimum of three to five minutes, the patient should feel completely normal.

How does the sedative pill work?

With this method, patients are prescribed a sedative pill to take at home before the appointment. A responsible adult will need to drive you to and from our office. When you arrive for the procedure, you’ll already feel very drowsy. We will situate you in a comfortable chair and cover you with a cozy blanket. During the procedure, we will monitor your vital signs while our skilled team attends to your dental needs. After treatment has been completed, you will be released into the care of your companion, who will accompany you home. By the next day, it’s unlikely you will remember any details of your dental visit.

How do you assure patient safety during sedation dentistry?

Our patients’ safety is always our top priority, so you can rest assured that our team pays the highest attention to your wellbeing during any sedation method. During sedation dentistry procedures, we carefully and continually monitor blood pressure and pulse along with oxygen saturation levels.

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Many adults have experienced relaxing dental visits with the help of Dr. Tutin’s sedation dentistry methods. Sedation is most appropriate for those who:

  • Struggle with dental fear or phobia
  • Have experienced traumatic dental visits
  • Do not numb easily.
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex.
  • Want to complete lengthy procedures in one visit
  • Are afraid of getting anesthetic shots

Call Dr. Tutin at Framingham Dental Group to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation. Our conveniently located office serves residents of Framingham, Natick, Southborough, Ashland, and surrounding areas.