Sedation dentistry is so mild that it can be used for almost every dental procedure and for a variety of reasons – including reducing anxiety, reducing pain, and making it easier for patients with special needs to receive dental care. If you tend to have dental anxiety, you are an ideal candidate for sedation dentistry.
The dental industry has established the fact that many, many people avoid the dentist altogether because the idea of going to the dentist is stressful. However, this means that many people don’t see the dentist until a dental problem is severe and must be dealt with right away – and oftentimes, these issues could have been avoided if the patient had received regular dental cleanings all along.
That is why some dentists now offer sedation dentistry for everything, including regular cleanings. Patients who receive this treatment no longer avoid going to the dentist, because it is actually a pleasant experience. Let’s talk about sedation dentistry and all of the benefits of this treatment, and where you can go in Plantation to see an experienced family dentist who offers sedation dentistry.
Dental sedation medication works by lightly and temporarily depressing the central nervous system; essentially, it sedates your nerves. This makes a person feel relaxed, but usually not completely asleep. It results in a marked decrease in anxiety and stress levels.
The medication is best delivered intravenously. With IV sedation, because it passes directly into the bloodstream, it provides immediate effects. The dentist can also adjust the dosage easily, depending on whether the level of sedation needed has already been achieved.
In addition to how sedation dentistry eliminates dental anxiety, other benefits include:
Dr. Ernie Soto, a full-service family dentist and reconstructive dentist in Plantation, offers IV sedation to his patients who tend to have dental anxiety. Dr. Soto is one of the very few family dentists in Florida who are licensed to administer not only mild sedation, but also anesthesia for services such as a root canal.
You need not worry about pain or anxiety when you come to our dental clinic, because we strive to give each patient a positive and relaxing experience.
Dr. Soto’s dental clinic serves greater Ft. Lauderdale, including Davie and Coral Springs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Soto, call our dental office in Plantation today at (954) 368-6264 or fill out our convenient online request form. We look forward to being your dental practice!