Sedation Dentistry in Connecticut to Help You RelaxOur dentists can help calm your nerves and reduce your anxiety during a visit to our dentists in either Groton or Willimantic by using sedation dentistry.
Why Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is used to help patients relax and to minimize their anxiety during various dental treatments. We understand the potential fear of dental procedures and the anxiety of visiting a dentist. We do not want you to fear, avoid or eliminate dental care. We want you to be comfortable and receive the oral care and support that you need to keep your mouth healthy. Ask us about dental sedation today and see if it is the right choice for you. Schedule an appointment for a consultation. There are many reasons why people might use sedation dentistry, including:
- Dental phobia
- Previously negative dental experience
- Fear of needles
- Sensitive oral nerves
- Local anesthetic resistance
- Anxiety disorders
What to Expect
Before you start a dental treatment, you and your dentist will decide whether or not you want to use sedation dentistry and what type of se dation dentistry is best for you. There are two types of dental sedation: conscious sedation, and oral sedation.
After having a dental procedure done with sedation, you will likely feel very drowsy. Driving after using the medium sedation dentistry option is not advised, so you will need a familiar person to transport you home.If you choose to use the form of mild sedation with nitrous oxide, you will not experience drowsiness afterward, so you will typically be able to drive yourself after your procedure.
Your First Visit
Modern DentistryAll the latest technology can be found at both our Groton and Willimantic dental offices.
Judgment-Free OfficeWe're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your ScheduleTaking care of your dental health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.
Making An Appointment Is Easy
Doctor Green is the Best! Very professional, lovely person and number 1 ! She is making every visit so memorable! Love to come to Groton dental group just to see her!
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I had an appointment last week but was running late. The staff was accommodating and friendly. Lisa was welcoming and helpful by assuring me I’d still get in to keep my appointment. Lisa as always went above and beyond. I’ve been a loyal patient for 5 years and love the staff and doctors.
Dr. Flanagan and Dr. Dougherty are kind and caring. They do not rush you and give you time to state your concerns. You leave with a smile. I would definitely recommend Groton Dental to everyone but especially to those with a dental phobia.
Great dental office! I’ve been going here basically my entire life (over 30 years) and they have always been amazing! Friendly staff and great service!
Groton dental group is the most professional and courteous dental office I have ever had the experience of being a patient of. Dr. Dennis Flanagan and his entire staff are incredible! Thank you for making my dental work pain free and for giving me the confidence to smile in public once again
I have had the best Dentist for 21 years, Dennis Flanagan, he is very good, extremely professional and a master with root canal, crown and implants. The stuff that works over there are very friendly and they have a lot of patience. They are the best in Groton.
Absolutely love my Hygienist , Dentist and the entire staff. Never have a bad experience. Always take time to explain what is going on and willing to work with you on every level.
Once again Dr Green hit the high marks for her caring gentle dentistry! I’m having my 2 front uppers capped after 70 years of use and she is able to make the process, if not enjoyable, at least as comfortable as possible. I enjoy that she shares the step by step with me and isn’t opposed to adding a little light humor.
My experience with Tori was the best!!! She was super gentle with my teeth and even offered me some numbing gel when they were sensitive. I have never had someone so concerned with my comfort while cleaning my teeth. She’s the only one I trust with my teeth now!
Frequently Asked Questions
You will be sedated for the duration of your dental procedure, which depends on the type of treatment you have done. However, if you take an oral sedative, the effects may last longer than the actual treatment.
Sometimes patients remember their procedure, but these memories are often fuzzy and unclear.