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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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February 2, 2016

Overcome Dental Anxiety with Pain Free Dentists

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry,Sleep Dentistry — Tags: — sleepdentists @ 12:44 am

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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December 3, 2015

You Can Benefit From Sleep Dentistry in Plantation, FL

sleep dentistry plantationIf you’ve got a real fear of the dentist, you probably know that sedation dentistry is one way to help you get the dental care that you need. But as your sleep dentists in Plantation, we know that often, a little laughing gas or even oral sedation just isn’t enough to help those dealing with a severe anxiety or disability achieve the healthy smiles they deserve. If that sounds like you, you should learn more about sleep dentistry in Plantation, FL — the only way to go to sleep peacefully and wake up smiling.

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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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May 25, 2015

Dental Phobia – Are you scared to go to the Dentist?

181862636Psst. Are you scared of the dentist? Does the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair send chills down your spine? Would you rather endure the pain of a toothache rather than the sound of the drill? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re not alone. Actually, you’re in good company. Lots of good company. A survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists found that 80 percent of adult Americans fear dentists. More than half of those admit that this fear prevents them from seeing a dentist. And approximately five to 10 percent of adult Americans have dental phobia, a condition that stops them from having any dental treatment regardless of the consequences. At Sleep Dentists in Plantation, FLDrs. Weiss, Waldee, and Hohimer understand your dental phobia or dental anxiety, and they and their staff can help you relax or even sleep through much needed dental care.

Dental Phobia and You

Dental phobia and dental anxiety are commonly used interchangeably. They are, however, two different conditions. People with dental anxiety may have unreasonable worries about seeing the dentist, but they’ll manage to get themselves to appointments. On the other hand, dental phobia is a mental disorder that can cause people to be genuinely terrified of the dentist. For some, the fear is so great they may never see the dentist. The consequences, unfortunately, can be damaging to a person’s oral health as well as general health. People with dental phobia are more likely to develop gum disease and suffer from early tooth loss. Damaged and discolored teeth may keep people from smiling, and they may even be reluctant to fully open their mouths when they speak. Consequently, their personal and professional lives may be compromised.

Dental phobia may also indirectly lead to poorer general health, too. Research shows that the condition of your oral health may be related to bodily ailments. In specific, the bacteria that cause gum disease can migrate through the bloodstream and may lead to stroke, hypertension, heart disease and lung infections.

Overcome Dental Phobia

At Sleep Dentists, our team will help you overcome dental phobia, so you can have the dental treatment you need. We’ll assess your fears and help you choose the kind of relaxation or sleep treatment that is best for you.

Schedule an Appointment today

To learn more about how Sleep Dentist can help you conquer dental phobia, call our office for an appointment. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Plantation, FL, and the surrounding areas, including Lauderhill, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and beyond.

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.

December 23, 2014

Sleep Dentistry Vs Sedation Dentistry: What’s the Difference?

124811533Do you suffer from dental fear and anxiety? No matter what your degree of dental fear, The Sleep Dentists have a sleep or sedation solution. Methods include: oral conscious sedation, inhalation sedation, and intravenous (IV) sleep sedation. These three techniques enable fearful patients to receive the dental care necessary to maintain a healthy and confident smile. The Sleep Dentists will work with you to find the level of sedation that’s most appropriate for you. Make your next dental appointment with the trusted Sleep and Sedation Dentistry of Plantation, FL. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced sleep and sedation dentistry experts. The Sleep Dentists proudly restore smiles daily to fearful patients throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry is the most powerful sedation option, reserved for patients who could not otherwise undergo any dental treatment. This level of dental sedation is administered through IV or inhalation and refers to the use of anesthetics to render apprehensive patients completely unconscious during treatment. Unlike other sedation methods, you will be completely unaware of your surroundings, making the use of local anesthetics unnecessary. This general anesthesia may cause your airway to close, so patients may need assistance with breathing. This method of sedation is generally reserved for oral surgery, but can be used whenever necessary. The next level down from general anesthesia is deep sedation, which refers to a state between unconscious and conscious sedation. Patients in this state will not be able to respond to commands with consistency and may need some assistance with breathing.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is typically the lighter form of sedation reserved for mildly apprehensive patients. Moderate dental sedation can refer to oral conscious sedative, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or IV sedation. These methods induce conscious sedation, where you are awake and able to respond to commands, but remain in a state of extreme relaxation. Oral sedative medications, such as diazepam, are typically given thirty minutes to an hour before your appointment starts. However, oral conscious sedatives don’t block pain, so a local anesthetic will also need to be administered.

How severe is your dental fear?

Dental anxiety is relative and can vary from mild nervousness to severe dental phobia. For the latter, every dental appointment can be a horrific experience. People with severe dental phobias are terrified and panic-stricken at the very mention of dental treatment. If they are forced to see a dentist, they usually do not sleep well the night before or become sick in the office waiting area. This level of fear causes many patients to put off dental treatment for years at a time, ultimately resulting in poor oral health and tooth loss. Dental phobias can significantly diminish quality of life as many of these patients can lack self-confidence because of problems with tooth sensitivity, bleeding gums, bad breath, and neglected smiles.

Fort Lauderdale Sleep Dentistry Appointments

If you suffer from dental fear and phobia, you’re not alone. Tens of millions of Americans have the same concerns. But no matter how much you fear dental work, The Sleep Dentists have a sedation solution for you. Whether you require a mild sedative or full general anesthesia, Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer have the effective sedation dentistry techniques to accommodate your needs. Make your next dental appointment with the trusted Sleep and Sedation Dentistry of Plantation, FL. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced sleep and sedation dentistry experts. The Sleep Dentists proudly serve families daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

June 24, 2014

Sedation an Ideal Way to Relax at Dentist Office

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.

© 2014 Millionairium and Sleep Dentists.  Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Sleep Dentists are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this press release is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.

May 31, 2014

Plantation Sleep Dentists Focuses on Gum Disease

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida– According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 65 million Americans are affected by periodontal disease. One in every two adults age 30 and older suffer from gum disease. We support the American Academy of Periodontology, who is calling for Americans to take better care of their gums. Guidelines like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and receiving an annual exam from your local dentist are not enough sometimes.

Excess bacteria in the mouth allows plaque to build up underneath the gum line and initiate the roots of periodontal disease. There are more than 500 bacterial species that can be found in plaque, and we know that brushing alone does not remove the bacteria that live below the gum line. When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, surgery may be needed. Our Periodontist is extremely qualified, and can recommend the appropriate treatment for any of your dental problems.

Periodontal disease can lead to bone damage, tooth loss, receding gum-lines, and it can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. In addition to diabetes, periodontal disease has been linked to other chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer. Gum disease harms the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, which may possibly lead to tooth loss.

Poor oral hygiene is the primary cause of periodontal disease, but smoking is also a significant risk factor in progression of the disease. Thankfully, periodontal disease is mostly preventable and treatable. The early warning signs are often not obvious and painless, which may lead you to believe nothing is wrong. We believe everyone should practice good oral hygiene and regularly discuss their teeth with our Plantation professional dentists. With an appropriate diagnosis, the damage from periodontal disease is reversible in many cases.

We specialize in Periodontal Therapy to treat all aspects of gum disease. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Our first step is a thorough cleaning and scaling to remove plaque and tarter deposits beneath the gum line.

When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, surgery may be needed. Our Periodontist is extremely qualified, and can recommend appropriate treatment.

Some warning signs that you may have periodontal disease are the following:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Change in the fit of partial dentures

Let Sleep Dentists assess your dental needs in a pain-free environment. We specialize in sedation dentistry in Fort Lauderdale to calm our patients and create a high level of comfort.

© 2014 Millionairium and Sleep Dentists. Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Sleep Dentists are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this press release is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.

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