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Many patients experience some form of anxiety or fear when they visit the dentist. In fact, over 75 million people in the United States admit to dealing with dental fear. Some of these anxieties are based on traumatic experience or frightening dreams. For the most part though, patients are afraid of lengthy appointments. Regardless of your fear, our sedation dentistry can put you at ease during your dental visits. Our comfortable and safe sedation techniques allow our dentist in Lake Mary to effectively care for your dental needs without the anxiety. So if you are nervous about your appointment, just let us know!
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry? Those who:
- Experience anxiety
- Fear visiting the dentist
- Cannot sit for long periods
- Do not respond well to anesthesia
- Are apprehensive about certain procedures
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Have sensitive teeth
- Dislike needles and shots
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
There are two forms of sedation dentistry used in our office: oral sedation and inhaled sedation. Both are safe and efficient ways to help you relax during your appointment so you can get the care you need.
For those with mild anxiety or for longer procedures, our dentist will administer Anxiolysis. It is an orally administered, light form of sedation. During the procedure you will feel relaxed, almost sleepy. You will be able to breathe on your own and respond to the dental staff. Full recovery from this sedation will happen a few hours after the treatment is completed.
The inhaled sedation is Nitrous Oxide and is most commonly used for mild to moderation anxiety. The gas is administered through a small mask that fits over your nose. It will calm your anxiety and raise your threshold for pain. Also, this sedation method makes the time pass more quickly. Once you begin breathing regular oxygen the effects of the gas will dissipate and disappear. You can resume regular activity immediately after.
Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Will someone need to come with me?
Yes, due to the sedatives you will need someone to drive you to and from the appointment.
Will I feel any pain?
No, you will receive anesthesia to numb the areas where the dentist will work.
How long will it take?
Depending on the procedure, it can take anywhere from two to five hours.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will simply be relaxed but fully able to respond to us.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, someone will always be with you during the entire visit.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
For many patients it can be difficult to sit still for long periods of time in the dentist chair. Fortunately one of the leading advantages of oral sedation is it helps the appointments pass more quickly. Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that you will feel relaxed during the entire procedure. In fact, many patients cannot even remember much about their treatment, despite the fact that they had been awake through the entire thing. One benefit you might not consider is that of simplifying treatment for the dentist. As you can imagine, fear or anxiety can complicate access to essential procedures. With sedation dentistry your doctor can provide all treatments safely, comfortably and more efficiently. Do not let your fear or anxiety keep you away from the dentist. Consider your options for sedation dentistry and make an appointment today.
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