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Sedation Dentistry

A fear of the dentist, low pain threshold, or inability to sit still can all prevent you from getting the dental care you need.

To help patients enjoy a calm and relaxing dental experience, we offer safe, effective sedation dentistry at Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC.

Find out how you can benefit from choosing sedation at our Vernon and Coventry, CT, dental offices...

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3 Reasons to Opt for Sedation during Your Dental Appointment

By choosing dental sedation, patients at our Vernon and Coventry, CT, locations can experience:

Pain-Free Appointments

During your dental appointment, our dentists will administer local anesthesia to block any pain or sensation in the treatment area. To further increase the calmness and comfort you feel during your appointment, we can also administer sedatives intravenously.

Faster Dental Care

If you have widespread oral health issues, it can seem virtually impossible to sit through various lengthy dental appointments. By keeping you relaxed, sedation dentistry can help our dentists work faster, allowing you to get the oral care you need in fewer appointments.

Reduced Anxiety

A smooth, comfortable appointment can improve the relationship you have with your dentist. Rather than avoiding the dentist, you might start to look forward to your next visit. By alleviating your dental anxiety, sedation can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Schedule a Consultation & Get the Dentistry You Deserve

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and the many benefits it can offer you, schedule a complimentary consultation at our Vernon or Coventry dental office today. Our doctors have over 30 years of experience caring for the most complex oral health cases and we will help you find a solution that fits your needs.

Our dentists have trained at world-renowned centers and are members of various important dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

We look forward to showing you how pleasant your dental experience can be. Request your complimentary consultation online or call us:

(860) 875-2881

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Our Vernon, CT, and Coventry locations offer sleep dentistry, or intravenous conscious sedation. Sleep dentistry is a safe and modern technique of administering sedatives using intravenous methods.

Sedation Can Help Many Patients

People who are excellent candidates usually have:

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For many people, the mere mention of visiting the dentist is enough to induce extreme anxiety. Even those who are in serious need of dental attention may not even be able to get themselves to call a dentist, let alone visit one. Individuals who suffer from dental anxiety can finally get the care they need thanks to sleep dentistry.

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Traumatic Experiences

If you suffered a bad experience with a previous dentist, endured more pain and discomfort than you thought you should have, or you were dealt with in an abrasive manner, you may be hesitant about visiting the dentist again. By administering gentle care, our doctors can help you feel at ease in the office.

Fear of Pain

Many individuals with a low threshold for pain or who have extensive oral health issues are worried about the possible pain that may occur during their visit. Sedatives keep you calm, relaxed, or even unaware of the dental care that is being completed, so you won't have any memory of the pain.

Need for Extensive Dental Work

One of the greatest advantages of sedation dentistry is that a great deal of dentistry can be completed in a short period of time. In some cases, many years of untreated and neglected dental work can be completed in as little as one or two visits.

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A Tight Schedule

Another advantage of sleep dentistry is the overall reduction of post-operative pain and recovery time, meaning that patients can return to their normal routines quickly and painlessly. If you have a busy, hectic lifestyle, sedation may be an option for you. 

Other Conditions

If you suffer from a condition that does not allow you to be comfortable in the dental chair, sedation can also help.

Whatever your history may be, our dentists would love to show you how sedation dentistry can make your visit more comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free. Our doctors also pride themselves on their gentle chair-side manner and will take as much time as necessary to answer any questions that you may have.

From routine cleanings and exams to full-mouth smile makeovers, almost any dental treatment can be completed successfully using sedation dentistry.

What to Expect  from Dental Sedation


Our doctors will review your medical history, list of medications, and oral health condition to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.

Administering Sedation

The type of sedation you opt for will determine how it is administered. Nitrous oxide is delivered continuously via a nasal mask throughout your appointment. Oral sedation is typically taken at least an hour beforehand. Finally, intravenous sedation is administered by a licensed and board-certified dental anesthesiologist. You can expect to enter into a semi-conscious, sleep-like state, during which you will be completely unaware of the dental care taking place.

After Sedation

Most patients have little, if any, memory of the procedure. Before sending you home to recover, our doctors will provide you with your post-operative care instructions to ensure a safe recovery.

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Dr. Whidden and all the staff in the Vernon office have been absolutely amazing. For years, I've been terrified of going to the dentist, and have had several bad experiences. Dr. Whidden made me feel so comfortable, and I couldn't be happier with the level of care my teeth and I have received! :) Thanks so much!!

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I just had some bonding done by Dr.Whidden. He did a fantastic job and could not be happier. The staff was polite and professional.

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Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, has been helping patients achieve healthy, stunning smiles for over 30 years. Our dentists have trained at The Kois Center and are members of prestigious dentistry organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

If you are ready to restore your smile and achieve peak dental wellness, call us at (860) 875-2881 or request your appointment online.

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