Relaxation Dentistry

Posted by on Aug 17, 2009 in Blogs | 1 comment

There are many patients who have a great deal of fear and anxiety over dental procedures; if you are one of them, we want you to know they you are not alone.  This fear may lead people to avoid dental visits, including cleanings and check-ups, which can negatively impact their oral health and overall wellbeing.  On top of that, years of neglect can also result in costly and more involved treatment. 


Many Wellesley Dental Group patients have greatly benefited from relaxation dentistry by means of “oral conscious sedation.”  In this type of sedation, a patient is not “knocked out” like in general anesthesia, but is prescribed medication to take prior to the dental appointment that will help them relax.   Patients are able to communicate with the dentist, but usually have little recollection of their dental work.  We meet with each sedation patient prior to their treatment so that we can map out a sedation plan based on factors such as their health history, weight, diet, and anxiety level.  


Wellesley Dental Group is happy to announce that in addition to the relaxation dentistry we provide we are collaborating with Andre Perreault, a mental health clinician, to help patients with anxiety, fears, and phobias about dental work.  He will be available as a resource and for fear and phobia consultations.  A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Perreault received his master’s degree from Boston College.  He performs a great deal of outreach work in Boston, and he can see patients in their home or within our office at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley.  


If you feel that a consultation would help you, or you would like to learn more about our relaxation dentistry, please contact us at or at 781-237-9071. 






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  1. Stumbled into this site by chance but I’m sure glad I clicked on that link. You definitely answered all the questions I’ve been dying to answer for some time now. Will definitely come back for more of this. Thank you so much

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