Fear of pain is the most influential deterrent to patients in need of dental services. Anxiety is often so great that patients do not come in for the work required to keep their mouths healthy. If you are one of these patients, know two things: one, you are not alone and two, you do not need to be afraid.
Pain free dentistry has been dubbed something of a myth; a reality that sounds too good to be true. Fear of drilling and scraping embeds itself in the imaginations patients and for many, it immobilizes their health conscious instincts.
Dentists have worked alongside researchers to make it possible to undergo treatment without feeling any of the activity taking place, and in many cases, without remembering anything at all. Sedation allows patients to choose from a variety of techniques to enter numbness and undergo necessary procedures.
At Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry, we offer the best sedation services, from mild numbness and relaxation to deep sedation that disables both discomfort and memory. Whatever your worries are around your impending dental work, we can offer you a sedative to calm your nerves before the time of appointment or one that takes the edge off when you arrive.
Painless dentistry is absolutely a reality. If anxiety and fear about pain associated with dental procedures has led you from getting the corrective or enhancing procedures you need, please read below to learn more about our sedation techniques. The sedation we offer will ensure that we keep your mouth healthy with minimal discomfort, if any at all.
Sedation Dentistry Options:
Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as ‘laughing gas’. It is a safe and proven way to lessen anxiety during procedures. Depending on the patient’s level of nervousness and extent of procedure, nitrous oxide can be given as an oral sedative or an intravenous sedation. Both are safe, effective, and have short-lived effects on the patient.
- Oral conscious sedation
Oral conscious sedation medication can be given to calm patients before their appointment arrives. Depending on choice of drug, the sedative effects can be felt for different lengths of time. The dentist will determine which dose best fits your body and needs for the procedure.
During the procedure, the Doral staff will monitor your vitals and make sedation adjustments as necessary.
IV conscious sedation
Intravenous sedation is an increasingly common sedative choice for patients. Dentists will determine if your overall physical health and traits are suitable for this type of sedation. Intravenous or IV conscious sedation is given through an IV. Patients remain relaxed throughout the procedure and most remember very little about it once it is done.
IV conscious anesthesia will not be completely out of your system until the following day, so you do need to make arrangements to have a family or friend drive you home from your appointment and schedule to take the remainder of the day off of work.
Patients who are resistant to IV sedation or who face a rapid procedure, Doral dentists can administer general anesthesia.
For a painless dentist near me in Miami, join us at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry. Our techniques encompass the needs and preferences of all patients, so we can help identify the appropriate sedation solution for your procedure.
We are here to keep you healthy, and we know that reducing pain and fear can be half the battle. We assure you, there is no need to fear the pain associated with dental procedures. Call or visit us today, and stride toward the smile and oral health you’ve always wanted.