The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Those Who are Scared of the Dentist

Posted by Dr. Soto Sep 11, 2017

Being afraid of the dentist is extremely common. In fact, research indicates that as many as 30-40 million people have some degree of dental phobia. If you have moderate to severe dental anxiety, you are not alone, and IV sedation dentistry may be the right option for you. Sedation dentistry offers several benefits for those who are scared of the dentist.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an option for those who simply cannot relax in the dental chair. There are many reasons that a patient might prefer sedation dentistry. Some patients have, for instance, extremely sensitive teeth, or they are unable to get completely numb for dental work. Others gag easily or have extensive dental damage that will require long appointments. Others are simply afraid, often because of a traumatic dental experience as a child.

IV sedation dentistry uses just enough sedation to make you completely comfortable and unaware of the procedure. Most patients report that they feel completely relaxed during the dental work, and feel refreshed after returning to full wakefulness (Even so, for safety reasons, patients undergoing sedation should have someone drive them home).

IV sedation dentistry allows the dentist to correct multiple dental issues in only one or two visits, rather than having many separate appointments. IV sedation dentistry allows Dr. Soto to gently and painlessly:

  • Place dental implants
  • Perform extensive dental restoration (even full mouth makeovers)
  • Whiten and brighten your smile
  • Repair worn-down or broken teeth
  • Replace crowns and dentures
  • Create a bridge for missing teeth
  • Treat sore gums
  • Perform a root canal
  • Remove decayed and or badly damaged teeth

Not every patient is a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Dr. Soto will take the time to review your medical history, answer all your questions, and advise you regarding all your oral healthcare needs. Additionally, all patients are carefully monitored to ensure a safe, comfortable dental experience.

If you, or a loved one, is afraid of the dentist, you are not alone. Don’t put off your much needed dental care because of a fear of the dentist. Find out how IV sedation dentistry can give you the smile you have always wanted. Call (954) 368-6264 today or request an appointment online. Dr. Ernie Soto specializes in reconstructive dental care, and has the advanced training and gentle touch you need. Don’t wait another day. Call now.

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