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
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.
April 23, 2015
Approximately 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.
February 9, 2015
We specialize in dental care for Autism patients. Providing effective dental care to patients with Autism presents unique challenges for everyone involved. But by working together, and planning ahead, many of these challenges and anxieties can be reduced. The Sleep Dentists are committed to comfortable and successful dental treatment. If you care for a patient with Autism, schedule their 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.
Effective Home Dental Care for Autism Patients
To help your loved one maintain good dental health, we recommend the following:
- Preventive treatments such as dental fluoride and sealants.
- Become aware of medicines that cause dry mouth.
- Increase daily water intake.
- Avoid using sugary snacks as incentives or rewards.
- Encourage independence in daily oral hygiene and perform hands-on demonstrations to show patients the best way to clean their teeth.
- Emphasize consistency in oral hygiene and try to use the same location, timing, and positioning to establish an effective home care routine.
We are well experienced in the treatment of Autism patients, and we have special procedures in place to optimize each visit. You are always welcome to accompany the patient during an exam, and we will help you make an appointment for a time of day when the patient will be most cooperative. We will also make sure that wait time is minimized and you will be able to work with the same team members each visit. If necessary, we can schedule short prep visits so that the patient can become accustomed to our office. During one of these short and positive visits, they can get use to the office environment, try out the treatment chair, let the hygienist look in their mouth or count their teeth, or listen to the sound a drill makes. This will serve to slowly desensitize the patient, as well as discover what could potentially be difficult for the patient to tolerate at future visits.
We offer sedation options to all patients. For patients with Autism, we have many options that can help reduce high levels of anxiety or discomfort, uncontrolled movements, and gagging reflexes. We will work with you to select the technique and sedation level that will most effectively address the needs of the patient. To schedule a dental care checkup for a patient with Autism, contact our Plantation, FL office today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are highly qualified sleep and sedation dentistry experts, now proudly serving families daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
January 23, 2015
It’s estimated that nearly 20% of Americans live with some form of disability. For patients with intellectual, physical, or developmental special needs, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and finding and accessing quality dental care can be challenging. Some disabilities can hinder the skills necessary for effective oral hygiene, which increases the chances for developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you have a loved one with special needs, you may be concerned about their dental health, but we’re here to help. You can schedule a special needs dentist appointment with our conveniently located Plantation, FL office today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced special needs dentists, ready and able to provide the patient and compassionate care your family deserves.
Patients with special needs may not understand the importance of dental health. They may also have difficulty with the unfamiliar sights and sounds of a dental office. This can lead to resistance and anxiety when it comes time to get the preventive dental care they need to stay healthy. But as dental health affects overall health, and special needs patients are particularly at risk for dental decay, it’s imperative that they still receive the routine dental checkups and cleanings needed to maintain good oral health. That’s why we offer personalized dental services for special needs patients. Whether they need extra time, extra attention, sedation, or phased treatments, we will make the necessary accommodations to ensure they receive the dental care they need to stay healthy and smiling.
Special needs patients, who have trouble practicing oral hygiene at home, need to see a dentist more often to prevent and treat dental decay and infection. Those who suffer from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down’s syndrome, genetic disorders, paralysis and even arthritis are among the many that may need a little extra care and attention to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We know that you want the best in dental care for your family, and we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your loved one. We are sympathetic to the challenges you face and we are dedicated to helping each and every patient receive the dental care they need in a comfortable and pain free manner. If you’re ready to take your loved one to the dentist, schedule a special needs dentist appointment with the Sleep Dentists of Plantation, FL today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are highly qualified sleep and sedation dentistry experts, capable of delivering the quality care your family deserves. The Sleep Dentists proudly serve patients daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.