Sedation Dentistry - Tallahassee, FL
While in the Chair
At our dental office, whether we’re treating gum disease or replacing missing teeth, we often use local anesthetic to ensure our patients don’t feel the slightest hint of physical discomfort at any point of their treatment. For our more nervous patients, sedation dentistry can help with the other side of the coin—dental-related anxiety. The techniques outlined below can help calm racing minds and enable a patient to feel completely comfortable while in the chair so they can get what they need without experiencing unnecessary stress. To learn how we could use sedation dentistry in Tallahassee, FL while taking care of your smile, contact us today.
Why Choose Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee for Sedation Dentistry?
- Able to Calm Any Level of Dental Anxiety
- On-Site IV Sedation Available
- We Take Our Patients’ Concerns Seriously
IV Sedation Dentistry
This method involves administering a strong sedative directly into the bloodstream, which helps a patient become deeply relaxed from head to toe in mere seconds. We typically recommend it for those who have extreme dental fear and/or need a lengthy or complicated procedure. A patient’s medical history will be taken and their vital signs will be monitored during treatment to ensure they stay safe and comfortable the entire time.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
For many patients, oral conscious sedation sounds too good to be true. You’re simply prescribed a pill to take at home the day of your appointment, so by the time you actually reach our dental office and sit in the chair, you’ll already feel calm and cool and ready to go. You’ll most likely remain awake for the entire appointment and be able to respond to basic commands, but many patients actually end up falling asleep and only wake up once their procedure is finished!
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Gentle, effective, and fast, nitrous oxide sedation is perfect for those patients who just need to “take the edge” off of their dental anxiety. The gas is inhaled through a small nasal mask, and within moments, a patient will begin to feel warm, happy, and slightly numb. The mask stays on the entire time we’re working, and the amount of gas can be adjusted based on a patient’s comfort level. Once we’re finished and the mask is removed, a patient will feel completely normal in minutes and be able to resume their day.