SEDATION DENTISTRY

Sedation Dentistry
Oral & IV Sedation Dentistry Services in Cocoa, FL
Root Canals Cocoa, FL
PSJ Dental Care in Cocoa, FL provides you with more information about sedation dentistry. We believe that this will help you make informed decisions.

Sedation dentistry is a great way for people who are scared of the dentist to be able to get the benefits of a dental visit without the fear. Many still have questions, however, about sedation dentistry. Below we will address some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.
Oral Sedation Dentistry Cocoa, FL
What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a way to get your dental procedures done without having to deal with your fear of dentists. Many people are scared of going to the dentist and it can prevent them from getting the dental treatment that they need. If you have a fear of dentists, sedation dentistry offers a way of putting you at ease so that you do not have to worry about your dental procedure, allowing you to relax as your dental procedures are performed.
How is it Accomplished?
Sedation dentistry is accomplished through using a sedative drug that is given to the patient before any treatment has begun.
There are 4 Options Available:

• Intravenous (IV) Sedation Dentistry
• Monitored Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide together
• Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
• Oral Sedation Dentistry

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

• Oral Sedation is a safe and successful way of alleviating the fear and anxiety commonly associated with visiting the dentist.
• Dentists have utilized oral medicines for many years to mitigate the fear and apprehension that their patients feel when attending dental appointments.
• It is successful for the majority of patients, providing them with an opportunity to relax and to have little or no memory of their dental procedures (partial or total amnesia).
• A number of patients are relaxed enough to nap straight through their dental appointment. When a person is relaxed they will feel less fatigued after a long dental appointment.
• Patients are so relaxed and comfortable that much complex treatment can be achieved within a single appointment.
• Individuals that have issues with getting numb are often helped by Oral Sedation Dentistry.
• If you have a fear of needles, sedation dentistry can help you.
• Patients with difficulty controlling movements, such as those with Parkinson’s disease or Cerebral Palsy, are often aided by oral sedation.
• A dentist can finish more dental treatment at a higher level of quality, in a shorter period of time, on a patient who is comfortable and relaxed.
Why Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry?

Nitrous Oxide is commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” It offers pain relief and sedation and when combined with oxygen it can help patients to feel more comfortable during their dental care. A light tingling feeling is sometimes experienced by patients as well as a changed sense of the passage of time. Some patients enjoy the feeling and feel incredibly comfortable, while others require more tranquilizing. In general, patients who have suffered through traumatic dental or life experiences that have left a lifelong memory will feel more comfortable with something more to relax them than nitrous oxide alone.
Nitrous Oxide is Also Referred to as Inhalation Sedation!
• Inhalation Sedation dentistry is another safe and very effective way to relieve any stress, fear and anxiety linked with a trip to the dentist.
• Dentists have made use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation for many years for the relieving of the fear and apprehension commonly associated with dental appointments.
• It is successful for the majority of patients, providing them with an opportunity to relax and to have little or no memory of their dental procedures (partial or total amnesia).
• It’s an easy process. You will arrive at the dental office and a mask will be placed over your nose through which the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen mixture is fed to you to breathe in. It is regulated very accurately by a specialist machine. The mixture can easily be adjusted to suit your every need.
• A number of patients are relaxed enough to nap straight through their dental appointment. When a person is relaxed they will feel less fatigued after a long dental appointment.
• Patients are so relaxed and comfortable that many complicated treatments can be completed within a single appointment.
• Individuals that struggle to get numb may benefit from Inhalation Sedation Dentistry due to the Analgesic effect of the Nitrous Oxide.
If you have a fear of needles, sedation dentistry can help you.
• Patients with difficulty controlling movements, such as those with Parkinson’s disease or Cerebral Palsy, are often aided by sedation dentistry.
• A dentist can finish more dental treatment at a higher level of quality, in a shorter period of time, on a patient who is comfortable and relaxed.
Why Intravenous (IV) Sedation Dentistry?

• IV Sedation dentistry is another safe and very effective way to relieve any stress, fear and anxiety linked with a trip to the dentist.
• This provides a stronger level of sedation.
• We can accomplish a lot of dentistry per appointment.
• You will probably not remember much of the appointment.
• Patients with difficulty controlling movements, such as those with Parkinson’s disease or Cerebral Palsy, are often aided by sedation dentistry.
What should I bring to My Sedation Appointment?
Anything that makes you more comfortable or secure is welcome. We provide music, blankets, pillows and other comfort amenities. Please bring with you any medications you are currently taking, including asthma inhalers, supplemental oxygen, or anything you need on a daily basis or have used in the past for emergency situations. Plan to have someone drive you to and from your sedation appointment.
What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?

This type of sedation induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of sedatives. Patients who receive oral sedation remember little if anything about their time in our office. The medication will help you rest. Those anxieties, expectations of pain and fears that kept patients away from the dentist are managed comfortably for our patients with Oral Sedation.
What is Monitored during a Sedation Dental Appointment?
Your dentist will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, oxygen levels during your appointment.
What are the Side Effects of Oral Sedation?

A brief period of amnesia after the procedure may follow the administration of oral sedation. Occasional side effects may include headache, nausea, jet lag feeling, or limited memory of the appointment. Patients should not drive a vehicle, operate dangerous equipment or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after a sedation dental appointment. 
What is Dental Phobia and Why do so many People Hate the Dentist?
Dental phobia is a severe fear of the dentist that over time causes loss of teeth because of the patient’s inability to go to the dentist and receive regular care. The heart of the matter is that dental phobia can rob patients of their self-esteem as they become embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth and withdraw from friends, coworkers and loved ones.
Why do People Hate and Fear the Dentist?

Fear of the dentist is most commonly something that patients learn from traumatic personal dental experiences. If these experiences occur as a child and are accompanied by a real sense of panic, the resulting reaction to the dentist may become deep seated, visceral and life-long. Such patients don’t feel safe in the dental chair. Patients recall of their traumatic childhood experiences often includes being held down against their will, being yelled at, pain and terror.

Other patients may simply have difficulty getting numb after the dentist gives them an injection. If the patient is extremely anxious the patient may be sensitive to the slightest sensation because of the emotional component of their pain. Many patients may not be particularly anxious but still may feel pain during dental care because of anatomical reasons, the presence of infection or hypersensitivity of the tooth.
What can be done to Help People who Avoid the Dentist because of Fear of Pain or Embarrassment?
If you have a severe fear of the dentist, the most important thing is to recognize that there are people ready to help you. Take the time to find the right person. Take the time to communicate your feelings and concerns to your dentist. Make sure the treatment plan that you and your dentist have chosen reflects your cosmetic and long term oral health goals. Choose a quality office that is dedicated to a high level of care and patient satisfaction. Make sure the dentist you’ve chosen has the tools to care for you comfortably and has the patience and experience to guide you through the complete treatment plan.

Don’t ignore your dental issues; call us now to set up an appointment!

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