Being Nervous About the Dentist Is Common
Many patients suffer from some form of dental anxiety that makes it difficult to visit the dentist. For those with a severe dental phobia, these visits are oftentimes out of the question. We understand how debilitating dental fear can be and in order to ensure you receive proper oral health care and overcome any trepidation about your appointment, we provide multiple sedation dentistry options, such as oral sedation. Sedation dentistry in Venice, FL, has helped countless patients overcome their fear of the dentist, improve their experiences, and even helped them enjoy their dental visits! If you are anxious or fearful of the dentist, you are not alone, and we have the sedation dentistry options you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry in Venice, FL, is available for patients with dental anxiety, but it is also beneficial for patients with sensitive teeth or gag reflex or those who find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time. For many patients, sedation dentistry provides just the right amount of relaxation to help them feel at ease and comfortable during their appointment. When you feel relaxed and safe, we can complete all necessary treatment and you can leave our office with a beautiful and healthy smile! Sedation dentistry helps patients with:
- Dental fear or anxiety
- Hypersensitive teeth
- Difficulty sitting still
- Sensitive gag reflex
Our Sedation Dentistry Options
Local anesthetic is a numbing agent that is delivered through a syringe inserted into the gum tissue. Local anesthetic blocks sensations of pain and is often used in conjunction with other forms of sedation for optimal comfort. More areas than the treatment site may be affected and it will wear off after a few hours.
The Wand® Anesthesia
The Wand® is a type of local anesthetic that uses computer-assisted technology to administer custom levels of anesthetic. The Wand’s innovative system improves comfort by numbing the gums before the needle is inserted. It can also effectively numb only the areas of the mouth that need treatment.
Oral sedation is a pill taken prior to a dental appointment, and can provide a minimal to moderate levels of sedation. One of the most common types, oral sedation is highly effective and provides deep levels of drowsy relaxation. Oral sedation also leaves patients with little-to-no memory of their appointment.