Afraid of the dentist? You’ve come to the right place.

Millions of North Americans avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered pain as adults. Still more were swayed by stereotypes in movies or parental horror stories. For others it’s a simple matter of time. No matter the reason, far too many of these individuals simply stopped seeking routine dental care because they were frightened. Even when they were faced with such warning signs as pain in their mouths or gums they still stayed away from the dentist. Now their overhaul health may be at risk. If this sounds like you, we want to help.Whether you’ve been postponing a simple dental checkup, restorative care or a brand-new smile, now’s the time to take care of yourself. Now’s the time to move forward into a healthier future. Modern dentistry offers many new tools and options that make necessary treatments not only tolerable but even comfortable using Sedation Dentistry in Florida.

Sedation dentistry provides a path free from fear.

Friedman Dental Group have doctors who have been specially trained to relax their patients rather than intimidate them. These doctors understand that for far too many people fear and anxiety complicate essential dental treatment. Different type of sedation are offered so you just have to choose the type that’s right for you.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry relies on sedatives in various forms to calm patients who feel uncomfortable about coming to the dentist. Sedation dentistry makes sense for just about anyone who is healthy enough to take a sedative, including many pediatric dental patients. After the sedative has been delivered, the patient can relax and accept treatment rather than experiencing anxiety.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Sedation dentistry involves the delivery of well-known sedatives into the body. The sedatives may be inhaled, ingested, or delivered directly into the bloodstream. As the sedatives go to work, they help ease dental fears in a number of ways:

  • They take away the discomfort of some treatments, which can be especially important to patients with sensitive teeth and gums.
  • They remove the sense of time, which helps patients feel less like their treatment is “taking forever.”
  • They may make it difficult for the patient to recall the appointment, which reduces stress and improves the likelihood of the patient returning.

During all Friedman Dental Group procedures that utilize sedation dentistry in Florida, the patient’s vital signs are monitored from beginning to end. Additionally, all patients are given instructions to ensure the sedative safely and comfortably wears off.

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What Are the Common Types of Sedation Dentistry?

At Friedman Dental Group, we rely on three major types of sedation dentistry. Each type can be useful for different patients:

Nitrous Oxide

Once called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is breathed in through a mask. The nitrous oxide relaxes the patient during treatments, from simple cleanings to tooth enamel preparation for porcelain veneer placement. The calming effects of nitrous oxide wear off within a few minutes after delivery of the gas ceases. Patients who opt for nitrous oxide can usually drive themselves home after their visit.

Oral Sedation

As a step-up from nitrous oxide, oral sedation requires the patient to take pills to soothe the nerves and create a sense of warmth and relaxation. The oral sedatives are given when the patient comes to the office. They typically take a little time to work.

At Dental Friedman Group, we pamper our patients with massage chairs and other amenities while they wait for their oral sedatives to take hold. After oral sedation, patients remember some aspects of their experiences but not many details. Since it takes a while for the effects of oral sedatives to go away, patients should have someone else take them home or to work.

IV Sedation

This popular form of painless sedation dentistry involves sending liquid sedatives directly into the system intravenously. IV sedation causes a twilight effect, which is a type of conscious sedation where the patient can respond but will not be able to recall the treatment session.

During IV sedation, patients are monitored continuously. They may be given other numbing agents, especially if they are undergoing extensive treatments. Patients who choose IV sedation dentistry in Florida must have a driver to take them home.

Is Sedation Dentistry the Right Choice for You?

Are you a strong candidate for sedation dentistry in South Florida? If you have dental anxiety and haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, you owe it to yourself to explore this safe, well-tolerated method to get terrific dental care.

Receive Sedation Dentistry in Florida

Contact Friedman Dental Group online or by calling 877-421-0584 to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations. Be sure to mention oral sedation when you get in touch.

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