Does the idea of going to the dentist leave you terrified? Has the fear ofsitting in a dentist’s chair caused you to postpone needed care? If so, you’re not alone. According to some estimates, one in seven people suffer from some level of dental anxiety. But help is available, thanks to Sleep Dentists, a full-service dental practice in Plantation that specializes in Sedation or Sleep Dentistry. Sedation Dentistry is an innovative option for dental treatment for the dental-phobic, for patients with special needs, and for people who need complex dental treatment that requires one or more lengthy procedures but have limited time. “A lot of people confuse Sedation Dentistry with going to sleep,” says Dr. Lee A. Weiss, one of the members of Sleep Dentists.
With sleep dentistry, you don’t smell, hear or feel anything. You will be completely asleep, not just drowsy. There are a lot of advantages to Sleep Dentistry, he notes. For instance, people in need of complex treatment can have the work completed in “one-half day or a day” because Sleep Dentistry enables the patient to receive care from more than one doctor or specialist. He also cites special-needs patients. Those with mental and physical handicaps or behavioral problems may have difficulty receiving proper dental care because they may be unable to remain seated for long periods of time, and as a result require care in a hospital under general anesthesia. But Sleep Dentists allows such patients to receive their care in the Plantation office instead. Sleep Dentists is one of the few dental groups in this state that has hospital-trained doctors trained in general anesthesia and IV Sedation. The group holds general anesthesia permits from the State of Florida, and has facilities that satisfy the state’s requirements for administering general anesthesia.
Since 1973, this office has combined a comfortable setting with a personal touch and the latest in technology to provide the best and most complete dental care. In addition to providing gentle care for special-needs patients and others with special concerns, Sleep Dentists provides comprehensive care for all members of the family. The practice includes general dentists, dental anesthesiologists, a medical anesthesiologist, a periodontist, an oral surgeon and a physician. Among the Sleep Dentists’ many services are bridges, cosmetic dentistry, dentures and partials, endodontics, extractions, general dentistry, implants, oral surgery, periodontal therapy, restorations, teeth whitening and Invisalign.