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Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

At Artisan Dentistry, Dr. Paul Mathew offers oral conscious sedation, or OCS, to patients who have mild dental anxiety. Oral conscious sedation utilizes oral sedative medication to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort. OCS does not require needles to administer and is less expensive than IV sedation dentistry.

There are many advantages to oral conscious sedation:

  • It’s very effective for patients suffering from mild to moderate dental anxiety
  • It’s safe and easy to use
  • You can breathe and speak on your own while under the effects of OCS
  • It’s less expensive than IV sedation

OCS, allows you to get all of your dental work done in one visit. Unlike general anesthesia, which makes patients completely unconscious, oral conscious sedation will leave you able to speak and breathe on your own. You will not be asleep while using oral conscious sedation, but you will enjoy a very relaxed state. Your appointment will feel like it passed by quickly.

While oral conscious sedation will make you feel more relaxed, Dr. Mathew will still apply a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t experience any pain.

Normally, you’ll need two appointments when using sedation dentistry during the first visit Dr. Mathew will assesses your health history and perform the dental consultation. Once you’re ready to go through with treatment, you’ll be given a prescription for a sedative medication to take the night before your second appointment.

On the day of the appointment you’ll need to be accompanied, as driving while sedated can be dangerous. Once you arrive, you’ll take additional medication to ensure that you’re completely relaxed and your comfort level will be monitored by Dr. Paul Mathew.

Contact either the Newburyport, MA dental office or the Salem, NH location for your sedation dentistry consultation.

Sedation Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dental Implants Services

General Dentistry Services

Warranty

Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

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Treatment Rooms

Our individualized treatment rooms and operatories provide patients with maximum privacy and comfort. The treatment rooms were built specifically with your comfort in mind.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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