FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-Imagine if you could be relaxed and carefree at your next dental appointment. You’d be without anxiety, pain or any other negative feeling.
It sounds too good to be true, right?
Unfortunately, one out of seven people suffer from some form of dental anxiety. But those who avoid seeing the dentist on a regular basis are really just doing more harm to their oral health.
Sedation dentistry has quickly become a popular choice amongst these patients. Whether you need a root canal or a standard cleaning, you may benefit from sedative medication.
At Sleep Dentists in Fort Lauderdale, patients can choose to be at peace with general anesthesia, twilight sleep or nitrous oxide gas.
With general anesthesia, patients are completely unconscious during their dental work. Patients with the highest level of dental phobia typically select this option.
Twilight sleep is associated with moderate sedation. With this choice, patients gradually become groggy enough that they actually fall asleep during their procedure. However, as opposed to general anesthesia, patients can be awakened with a gentle shake.
We implement nitrous oxide gas for our minimal sedation option. Combined with oxygen, this gas helps you relax. Because our dentists can control the amount of sedation that patients receive, the gas wears off fairly quickly.
In our dentistry, our top goal is assuring the safety and comfort of patients. Sleep dentistry provides a fantastic treatment alternative to those who are fearful of the dentist, are in need of extensive dental work or are handicapped and have special needs.
We may also propose a form of sedation dentistry for patients who have a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth.
You may be wondering about the safety of sedation dentistry. Our professional staff always goes through an extensive process prior to administering a sedative.
These steps include:
- Reviewing your medical history to determine whether you are a candidate for sleep dentistry
- Understanding the proper dosage for you based on age, health and any other applicable reasoning
- Going over risks of sedation dentistry
Once you are cleared to move forward with sleep dentistry, rest assured that your dental care is in the great hands of our experienced professionals.
Enjoy being able to relax during your dental appointment. If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist, we encourage you to contact us regarding the sleep dentistry option.
Sleep Dentists are trusted providers of general and cosmetic dentistry in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Please contact our offices to learn more.
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