Sedation 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!
April 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
Are you caring for someone with special needs? If so, you know helping them receive quality, regular dental care can be difficult. As the trusted team of Sleep Dentists, we make solid oral health possible for patients with a variety of needs with options in sedation and sleep dentistry. Keep reading to learn how visiting a special needs dentist can ease your worries and increase the dental health of your loved one.
January 27, 2016
As 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.
December 3, 2015
If 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.
November 12, 2015
Good oral health care habits are the same for everyone: brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months. But for someone who’s dealing with autism or has other special needs, managing this routine can be anywhere from mildly difficult to extremely challenging. Visiting the dentist can be especially taxing, as a number of factors, from dental anxiety to uncontrollable, erratic movements make even sitting in the dental chair difficult. If this sounds familiar, you should know that sedation dentistry can help — and we’re your special needs dentist in Plantation, FL. Keep reading to learn more.
October 5, 2015
A 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.
September 8, 2015
We’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.
July 15, 2015
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.
June 25, 2015
Abscess teeth can leave your oral health in shambles. It’s painful and uncomfortable. So painful, in fact, that it’s one of the most excruciating experiences for dental patients across the country. It can do a lot more than just cause pain – it can pose serious health concerns. For patients that have chosen not to receive treatment, the most extreme cases have resulted in death. An abscess tooth is no laughing matter and should be treated immediately. When you visit our office in Plantation, FL, you’ll discover that our emergency dentists are ready to help in any way they can. We have a healthy collection of dentists at our office whom are ready to bring serenity to your oral health. You can put your trust in Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, Dr. Hohimer and Dr. Modarres. They are the emergency dentists that can properly treat an abscess tooth. For the best dental care around, we think you should visit us.
May 25, 2015
Psst. 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, FL, Drs. 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.