Dr. Ernie Soto: How Sedation Dentistry Works

Posted by Dr. Soto Aug 25, 2017

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If you dread going to the dentist, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from some degree of dental anxiety, often linked to the particular sounds and smells of a dental office visit. In many cases, patients have had a previous dental incident during childhood which leaves them feeling nervous or even afraid to go back. In other cases, people simply have trouble opening wide enough, or they have a very sensitive gag reflex. No matter what the underlying cause, sedation dentistry may be exactly what you are looking for.

Dr. Ernie Soto: Sedation Dentistry Expert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. Ernie Soto is one of only a handful of dentists in the Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, and Coral Springs areas that is approved to administer sedation. Sedation dentistry offers a safe, comfortable way to have even extensive dental work done, completely free of anxiety. Whether you need a gentle preventive cleaning, a cosmetic smile makeover, or a full mouth dental reconstruction, we can help. Dr. Soto is an expert in all areas of oral health, including dental implants and orthodontics. He can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted while you rest in a deeply relaxed and comfortable state.

You are never alone, and your vital signs are monitored at all times. Before you can be approved for sedation dentistry, Dr. Soto will need to review your medical records and discuss your specific needs and smile goals. Once approved, Dr. Soto will provide you with a prescription for an anti-anxiety medication. You may also be given an IV sedation medication once you are settled in the dental chair. Most patients are so comfortable that they do not even remember the procedure.

After your procedure, you will also be monitored in order to ensure that you are fully alert. You will however, need someone there to drive you home. (Dr. Soto only performs sedation dentistry when there is a designated driver to take you home.)

Some benefits of sedation dentistry include:

• Fewer dental visits required to get the results you want. Dr. Soto can “stack” procedures so that you only need one or two extended appointments to complete the work.

• Sedation dentistry is often ideal for patients who cannot open wide, or hold their mouth open for long periods of time.

• Sedation dentistry can help people who have a deep fear of the dentist, those with a strong gag reflex, or patients who have extremely sensitive teeth or are difficult to numb.

Get the superior dental care you need, in a way that makes you feel safe, secure, and most of all – comfortable. If you, or a loved one, would like to know more about how sedation dentistry works, please call (954) 368-6264 today, or request an appointment online. Dr. Ernie Soto specializes in sedation and reconstructive dental care. He has the advanced training and gentle touch you need. Don’t wait another day for a better smile. Call now.

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