Overcoming Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Millions of people around the world suffer from dental phobia, which can sometimes cause debilitating anxiety, keeping many from receiving the dental treatments they so desperately need. But thanks to developments in sedation dentistry, many are finding comfort and relief from this condition, allowing them to receive the care they deserve and get their oral and overall health back on track.

Miami Dental Sedation Spa specializes in sedation dentistry and the comfortable treatment of fearful patients. There are several sedation options available, all administered by trained and licensed dental professionals. Read below to learn more.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is used with the high fear patient. This type of sedation can only be offered by dentists trained and licensed in the state of Florida for conscious sedation. Patients undergoing long dental procedures often opt for this type of sedation also, to make the appointment for pleasant. With this method, the licensed dentist has more control over the amount of sedation used than with oral sedation delivery methods. Medicines are delivered through an IV line placed in the arm. Dr. Sanchez has sedated many patients that travel from central and south Florida. A comprehensive exam is necessary previous to the sedation appointment to determine dental needs and medical status of each patient.

Oral Sedation

Pills are taken orally to relieve light to severe fear and anxiety in patients. Any dentist is able to prescribe these medications as long as they follow the strict guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA). The patient gets to be in a very relaxed state during the dental procedures.

Nitrous Gas

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is used with patients who have light to medium fear and anxiety of dental treatments. This practice has been safely used for over a century. The patient is able to go home by themselves since the effects are vanished a couple of minutes after the removal of the nasal mask.

Check out this video, featuring one of our patients, to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you overcome your dental anxiety. And if you have any questions, please give us a call at 305-445-4646.

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