IV Sedation Dentistry in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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IV Sedation

Receiving regular dental checkups and routine care is essential to maintaining the best oral health possible. However, because of dental phobia, many patients are nervous about visiting a dentist and put off getting routine dental care.

Dental phobia is not an uncommon occurrence. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), around 30 percent of the population steer clear of dentistry because of fear and anxiety. This anxiety may cause some to bypass important dental care, which can lead to serious oral health issues.

If you suffer from dental phobia, IV sedation is right for you. Many patients prefer it because it helps them relax while the dentist completes the treatment procedures that may have caused anxiety in the past.

Why Choose IV Sedation?

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a safe, comfortable procedure ideal for patients with moderate to high levels of anxiety, especially with those who have a phobia of dental injections.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose IV sedation:

  • Compared to oral sedation or nitrous oxide, you’ll reach a deeper level of sedation.
  • If you suffer from a heavy gag reflex, IV sedation greatly reduces it.
  • IV sedation takes effect rather quickly and can be customized to fit individual needs.

The Benefits of IV Sedation

  • Eliminates pain sensation
  • Easy to administer
  • Quickly eliminates anxiety
  • Induces a state of relaxation
  • Well tolerated by most patients
  • Allows for multiple treatments in one visit

The IV Sedation Process

  • Eliminates pain sensation
  • Easy to administer
  • Quickly eliminates anxiety
  • Induces a state of relaxation
  • Well tolerated by most patients
  • Allows for multiple treatments in one visit

Learn more about Comfortable Dentistry at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch

Gentle Professional Cleaning

People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it is very important that you stay current on the condition of your teeth so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues.

At Smiles at Lakewood Ranch, we provide comfortable, gentle teeth cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.

IV Sedation

Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state. IV sedation places the patient in a deep level of sedation - you will not be able to communicate during the procedure.

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Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have.

Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 941-216-3803 for an appointment.

Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care because of dental anxieties?

You're not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Our team at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch is here to help you overcome your anxiety and regain your confidence. Our personalized approach offers several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.

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