If you need extensive dental work, or if you experience anxiety at the thought of dental visits, sedation dentistry offers a solution. At Gables Sedation Dentistry in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami, Florida, Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, offer a range of sedation options and a fit for virtually every set of needs. Call the office or book online to schedule your visit today.
Sedation dentistry is a service that makes dental care easier to navigate. While many people sail through their dental treatments with relative ease, dental anxiety presents a serious impediment for others.
Dental anxiety sometimes develops after a negative experience in the dental chair. In some cases, there’s no clear cause of dental anxiety, yet the condition prevents people from getting the care they need.
Sedation dentistry helps by using carefully controlled medication to create a sense of deep calm and relaxation.
The lightest form of sedation uses a colorless, odorless gas called nitrous oxide. You simply breathe the gas in through a small mask and before long, you begin to feel relaxed and somewhat drowsy, yet remain alert enough to respond to your dentist’s instructions.
Oral sedation relies on medication to help you remain relaxed and calm. There are several options to choose from, and your dentist can increase the dosage to achieve moderate sedative effects.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is a powerful approach that makes you extremely drowsy during your procedure. You might even fall asleep while your dentist completes your treatment.
With all options except nitrous oxide, you must have a friend or loved one available to drive you home after your treatment. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off just moments after you stop breathing the gas.
In some cases, even IV sedation isn’t enough to meet a patient’s needs. If you have severe dental phobia, general anesthesia might be the only way to comfortably get through your visit.
If you have extensive dental restoration needs and want to take care of as much dental work as possible during one visit, general sedation is a great approach. Your dentist performs multiple treatments while you rest comfortably, reducing the need for numerous office visits and anesthetic injections.
The team at Gables Sedation Dentistry partners with a local anesthesiologist for general anesthesia. If you feel like this approach is the best fit for your needs, just let your dentist know so they can schedule general anesthesia.
When you’re ready to learn more about sedation options at Gables Sedation Dentistry, convenient booking options include a phone call or online scheduling.