BOYNTON BEACH & BOCA RATON
SEDATION DENTISTRY AND DENTAL PHOBIA
DON’T LET FEAR GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR ORAL HEALTH
The thought of a visit to the dentist can make many people uneasy. But for some, this fear is so strong that it warrants the need of some form of sedation before the dental procedure can be carried out. Known as sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry, this is a means to give people the peace of mind they need to have dental treatments done without the anxiety associated with them.
Sedation dentistry is, quite simply, dental work carried out under some form of sedation. It is particularly useful where a patient’s anxiety could prevent them from agreeing to undergo a vital procedure or where an anxiety attack midway could jeopardize the procedure.
At the very least such issues can interfere with the dentist’s work which is a highly precise task needing the utmost care and attention to detail. Any such distraction can hamper the results. Our sedation dentistry Boynton Beach team will do everything possible to ensure you are comfortable and at ease during your treatment.
When someone mentions sedation dentistry, you might wonder if it is only appropriate to ask for it if you’re having major work done. The truth is, for someone with a phobia or fear of dental treatment, even a teeth cleaning appointment can bring on pangs of anxiety.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Depending on your requirement and the recommendation of the dentist, you could opt for one of many versions of sedation. It can vary from minimal sedation where you’re given something to relax you but are fully conscious; moderate sedation where you are conscious but sedated and less aware so you’re not able to really talk or remember much of what happens; deep sedation where you’re nearly “asleep”(unconscious) but not quite; and general anesthesia that puts you to sleep completely (the same one would receive undergoing heart surgery).
Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is administered by inhaling the gas via a mask. This form of sedation doesn’t put you to sleep but relieves anxiety and tension. Combined with local anesthesia it can make a dental treatment painless and free of discomfort.
DEEPER FORMS OF SEDATION
Intravenous sedation is given to you by injecting the sedative directly into a vein. Like laughing gas, you are conscious during the treatment but not as aware of what is happening. This dulls your senses and offers a deeper form of sedation to laughing gas.
Enteral sedation is taken in the form of a pill to swallow and may be used with or without laughing gas. This too, takes the edge off the experience, easing nervousness.
General anesthesia puts you completely to sleep so that you experience nothing of the treatment. It does, however, require some restrictions and preparation in advance, so find out more about this and stick to the regimen your dentist suggests.
SEDATION DENTISTRY BY AN EXPERIENCED DENTIST
THE DENTAL TEAM AT SOMI DENTAL HAS THE EXPERIENCE
It is important when undergoing any type of dentistry to have a dentist you can trust. Dr. Lopez at Somi Dental Group will be able to deal with any eventuality or emergency during the procedure. Because you are not completely lucid, he will need to rely on their experience with past patients to spot signs of a potential problem. Due to his extensive experience, he has dealt with almost every type of situation that can come up, making him an easy choice, one you will feel confident placing your faith in.
If you have diabetes, hypertension, cardiac problems, or any other medical issue, do bring this to the attention of your dentist. He will need to check if it is safe for you to get sedation and what kinds can work best for you.
ENQUIRE ABOUT SEDATION SERVICES
Somi Dental Group understands that dental work isn’t an easy experience for many people. While new methods and technology have made most dental procedures relatively painless, you may still be concerned about the pain. If you feel numbing and local anesthesia will not be adequate for you, our sedation dentistry Boynton Beach services may be the answer.
CHOOSING A DENTAL GROUP YOU CAN TRUST
DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US!
Simply drop in at the state-of-the-art center in Boynton Beach, Florida, FL to see for yourself. Or call to book an appointment or find out more. The experienced team of dental practitioners is led by Dr. Arnaldo Lopez whose expertise you’ll have access to when you choose to get your dental work done with the Somi Dental Group. Whether you need to have a root canal procedure, get a dental implant, veneers, inlays, or other dental work done, feel free to ask for his input and advice.