Did you know that one out of every seven people experience some level of dental anxiety? This can make visiting your dentist more difficult than it needs to be—sometimes even impossible for patients with severe dental phobia. These people that avoid the dentist often suffer from major dental problems that sometimes correlate directly to a decline in their general health. If you have dental anxiety, your sedation dentist in Plantation is here to help you. We offer a range of sedatives that can help make your dental appointments much more relaxing.
Anesthesiology and Dentistry
Dentists have always been at the forefront of pain relief for patients. According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, anesthesiology is how medicine is practiced to relieve pain before, during, and after surgery. The goal of anesthetics in dentistry is to block the sensation of pain when undergoing treatments, procedures, or oral surgery when it’s necessary. Regardless of what our patients need to be done, it’s important for us to provide positive dental experiences so that in the future, our patients will continue to receive the dental work their smile needs and deserves.
Types of Sedation We Offer
When you need an anesthetic that is light enough to stay awake during your dental treatment but relieves pain and your anxious feelings before and during your sit in the dental chair, you should consider this sedative. We use oral medications to create a calm state for patients with mild anxiety or fear. You may be a bit drowsy after your procedure is completed and have little to no memory of your dental appointment.
Intravenous sedation is more commonly known as IV sedation. As the name suggests, the sedative is administered through an IV for patients with severe dental anxiety. Your Plantation sedation dentist can perform multiple dental procedures in one visit while you drift off into a relaxed, deep sleep. Most patients tend to hardly have any memory of their dental appointment and can leave our office with a healthier smile, worry free.
This is our strongest form of sedation. We use both IV sedatives and inhalation agents to ensure that our patient is asleep during their dental treatment. This technique is recommended for resistant patients with severe dental phobia. Patients that undergo general anesthesia during their dental appointment will need an escort to and from our office. You will most likely feel “loopy” after your appointment and have no recollection of your dental work being completed.
Contact Sleep Dentists for Comfortable Dentistry
Have you put off visiting your dentist because of your nervous feelings about dental appointments? Our dental team will do everything in our power to make sure you’re at ease during your appointment. Our friendly staff, comfortable surroundings, and private cozy treatment rooms give you plenty of reasons to relax. If you have more questions about how Sleep Dentists can help you, contact our office today and receive the dental care you need.