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April 28, 2016

Types of Sedation Dentistry from Your Sedation Dentist in Plantation

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sedation dentist in plantationAlthough many people know you are supposed to visit the dentist at least twice a year, many avoid the dentist due to dental fears and anxiety. In fact, it’s estimated one out of every seven people suffer from a form of dental phobia. As a result, they put their oral health at risk by avoiding the dentist until a serious problem has developed. Now, visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be as scary or uncomfortable. With sedation dentistry, you’ll feel completely relaxed and at ease during your visit and dental procedures. As a sedation dentist in Plantation, we offer numerous forms of sedation to help you feel more relaxed.
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April 1, 2016

FAQ From Your Sedation Dentist in Plantation

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sedation dentist plantationSedation dentistry — you know it can help you receive the dental care you need comfortably, but beyond that you may have some questions. The sleep dentists have put together an FAQ to help. Keep reading to learn more from your
sedation dentist in Plantation, and then ask your own question in the comments below!

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February 2, 2016

Overcome Dental Anxiety with Pain Free Dentists

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Sleep Dentist Pain Free DentistsLet’s face it, visiting the dentist is not everyone’s idea of fun, but it’s something that has to be done to maintain your oral health. Unfortunately, 27 percent of adults only visit the dentist once a problem has developed, which is largely due to stress and anxiety. Fear of the dentist is the top contributing factor stopping people from visiting the dentist. However, now you don’t have to let that fear hold you back. Sleep and sedation dentistry provides a relaxing experience for those looking for pain free density or those suffering from dental anxiety. Pain free dentists allow those with anxiety and fears to maintain their oral health while enjoying their time at the dentist.

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January 27, 2016

Can’t remember when you last visited the dentist? No problem!

sedation dentistryAs your sedation dentist in Plantation, we know that far too many adults avoid visiting the dentist regularly — or at all. They’re nervous they’ll feel uncomfortable, anxious at the sound of the drill… or afraid they’ll be unable to endure even a fast dental treatment. That’s why we, the team at Sleep Dentists, are so passionate about our work. We know sedation dentistry helps all Plantation residents receive the dental care they need, and that couldn’t be more important for our community’s overall health. Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from the practice in 2016 — especially if it’s been awhile since your last appointment.

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October 5, 2015

Choose the Sleep Dentist Plantation, FL Prefers – Weiss, Waldee & Hohimer

woman sleeping soundly at the sleep dentist plantation residents loveA lot of practices use the term “sleep dentist,” but very few offer sedatives strong enough to actually induce sleep. At Sleep Dentists, the Plantation dental team offers a full range of dental sedation from mild nitrous oxide, to moderate oral conscious or IV sedation, and full general anesthesia. Whether patients suffer from mild to moderate anxiety, or need extensive oral and maxillofacial surgery necessitating unconscious sedation, we have an anesthetic that will meet your needs. To find our more contact Drs. Weiss, Waldee, & Hohimer, the sleep dentists Plantation residents prefer.
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September 8, 2015

Sleep Your Way to Healthier Teeth: Sedation Dentistry in Plantation

woman relaxing during dental treatment thanks to sedatio dentistry in plantationWe’ve been talking a lot about sedation dentistry in Plantation, and now you know you have options for your dental phobia. Many adults have found that they can finally visit the dentist — after years of being unable to even bear the thought — since knowing about sedation dentistry. We’re so excited about that, because it confirms what we already know: that sleep dentistry makes good dental health more accessible to everyone, and that’s what we care about most.

You know that sleep dentistry is an excellent solution to dental anxiety, but what are your options? Read on to learn more and decide what might be right for you during your next procedure.
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July 15, 2015

You Can Overcome Your Dental Fear With Sedation Dentistry Services

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There are a lot of patients out there that are simply too afraid to go to the dentist’s office for any kind of procedure. It’s a lot more common than you may realize. It’s commonly known as dental phobia or anxiety. It causes a person to opt out of any dental treatment because they are too fearful about what has happened in the past or just can’t stand the thought of going through another procedure. Whether it’s the sights, sounds or smells that is keeping you from receiving the treatment you need, we can help with sedation dentistry services. They’re designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout a dental procedure.

Choosing not to receive any treatment for a dental issue can leave your overall health hanging in the balance — something you don’t want to experience. If you religiously practice great oral hygiene, you’re already setting yourself up for success down the road. But, if you don’t like coming to the office or simply don’t want to out of fear, know that we can help with sedation dentistry. Getting the help you need is essential in maintaining excellent oral health. Our Plantation, FL office is ready to help you get through a procedure and start enjoying going to the dentist again.
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April 23, 2015

Sleep Dentistry: Enjoy Deep & Restful Sleep in the Dental Chair

stk85221corApproximately 40 million men and women in America experience some level of fear or anxiety when faced with the prospect of receiving dental care. If you are one of these individuals, you understand how difficult it can be to pursue the vital oral healthcare services you need to achieve and maintain a strong, healthy smile. At Sleep Dentists in Plantation, FL, Drs. Weiss, Waldee, and Hohimer welcome you to explore a new kind of dental experience – one in which you get to sleep peacefully the entire time you’re receiving your dental treatment.

Why Choose Sleep Dentistry?

Unlike other forms of sedation, sleep dentistry actually puts you completely to sleep in the dental chair. You are completely unconscious, entirely unaware of the sights and sounds of the dental office. You won’t feel anything throughout the duration of your procedure, and you won’t remember any of the details surrounding your treatment.

Who wouldn’t want a completely pain-free dental experience? With sleep dentistry, our team can provide you with exactly that. You’ll enjoy complete amnesia of your treatment time, so there are no memories associated with your procedure.

Sleep dentistry is especially useful for patients who experience mental or physical difficulty lying still for extended periods of time. If you’d like to learn more about sleep dentistry and its advantages, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team for more information.

Schedule Your Sleep Dentistry Consultation

If you have been putting off getting the important dental care you need due to feelings of apprehension, phobia, or anxiety, you certainly aren’t alone. Fortunately, there is a way to overcome these negative associations with the dentist’s office and receive the treatment you need: sleep dentistry. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with a member of our caring, compassionate staff. We make it our business to provide you with comprehensive dental care in an environment that is relaxing and serene. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Plantation, FL and the surrounding areas, including Lauderhill, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and beyond.

March 23, 2015

Relieve Your Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Many Americans absolutely dread visiting the dentist. The utensils, tools, and gadgets all look very scary, and the idea that these items will go into your mouth can send the toughest individual into a massive panic. We understand why the dentist can make people feel anxious and fill them with fear. At Sleep Dentists, we have a solution to this problem: sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

dv1617008Dental phobia is a real fear, and understandably, some people just freak out at the thought of going to the dentist. To help ease the process and make the experience as straightforward as possible, we utilize this practice. Sedation dentistry is designed to take the edge off the proceedings, leaving negative feelings at the door and putting patients at ease. Essentially, we give our patients the option to be put to sleep as we conduct our work. We offer the following forms of sedation:

  • Nitrous Oxide: This is the ideal sedation for those who experience mild anxiety or discomfort. Also called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that fits over the nose. It induces feelings of comfort and warmth, allowing patients to enter a relaxed, calm state. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within minutes after the mask is removed.
  • Oral Sedation: For patients with moderate or severe anxiety, nitrous oxide might not do the trick. Oral sedation can provide a stronger effect and it lasts much longer. Before you show up for your appointment, we will give you a prescription for an anti-anxiety medication with instructions on how and when to take it. You will need to have a friend or family member take you to our office, since the effects are long lasting. After the procedure, your companion will take you home. The medication should wear off within a day.
  • IV Sedation: This is recommended for patients who struggle with severe dental phobia. This method delivers anti-anxiety medicine intravenously. The medication will place you in a very detached state, so you should have a friend or family member drive you to and from the appointment.

This Sounds Like a Better Choice For Me.

Struggling with dental phobia is not embarrassing, and for those who are afraid of the dentist, we have our sedation offerings to make the experience smooth and effortless. Are you prepared for an easy, simple procedure? Schedule an appointment or call us today. Our doors are always open to Plantation, FL, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Davie, and beyond.

March 16, 2015

Ease Dental Phobia and Anxiety With Sleep Dentists

Did you know between 9% and 20% of Americans have a legitimate fear of going to the dentist? It’s very true, as many avoid going to the dentist due to anxiety or fear. This dental phobia leaves people panic-stricken, terrified, and filled with dread. As with any phobia, most know that it’s irrational, but are unable to overcome it. A phobia causes the individual to avoid the situation in any way possible, which is the worst case when it comes to the health and well-being of your mouth, teeth, and gums. So, how does a dental phobia start and are there ways to overcome this obstacle?

Signs and Symptoms:

The symptoms and signs of phobias usually correlate, but no two are every truly related. If you have trouble sleeping before your dental exam, feel a spike in nervousness when arriving for your appointment, feel physically ill when thinking about your appointment, or have an incredible sensation of uneasiness when the procedure is underway, you most likely have dental phobia.

78188806The causes of this phobia can stem from many sources, including:

  • Fear of pain: No one likes to get hurt, and a painful sensation can stop people from doing a lot of activities. This fear could be attached to a previous dental experience that felt unpleasant for somewhat painful.
  • Fear of injections: This one ties into the first a bit (needles hurt), but another aspect comes from the medicine injected. Many fear it may not work or the effect will not kick in before the procedure.
  • Fear of helplessness: Sitting in a chair, mouth open, and having someone prod around with strange utensils can make someone feel helpless or without control.
  • Embarrassment: This one is very simple, but it does take hold of many patients. They feel as if the dentists are judging them, which makes them feel self-conscious.

How to Cope:

The best way to overcome the anxiety and phobia is quite simple. Talk to the dentist and discuss your fears and problems. Ask if sedation dentistry is possible for your appointment. This type of dentistry takes the edge off, usually puts patients to sleep, and makes the entire experience very relaxing. Those within the Plantation or Fort Lauderdale, FL area should contact Sleep Dentists. Schedule a consultation, talk with the experts, understand your problem, find a solution, and get back on track with your oral hygiene.

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