What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Posted by Ernie Soto Jul 05, 2019

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For people who loathe going to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be the answer. Almost any type of procedure can be performed with IV sedation: implants, root canals, teeth extractions, filling cavities, and repairing gum tissue damage.


Sedation dentistry allows your dentist to complete more work per sitting, which permits major dental undertakings to be completed in fewer appointments.

It also calms those people who have severe anxiety or an inherent dislike of going to the dentist.

Sedation dentistry can also benefit those with:

  • Small mouths whose jaws cramp up during dental visits
  • A strong gag reflex or who lack sufficient motor control because will relax their muscles, so they remain still throughout the procedure
  • Resistance to local anesthesia

Sedation dentistry can also make all the difference for children who are scared of the dentist or for those with behavioral problems who try to bite the dentist or those who cannot sit still or do not like to be touched due to conditions like Tourette’s syndrome or autism.

What You Can Expect

Sedation dentistry is much like a minor outpatient procedure. You will be given an IV line and once ready will be given medication to relax them yet allow them to remain partially coherent to follow simple commands like to open wider or turn your head.

During deep sedation dentistry, an experienced anesthesiologist will be present to administer and monitor the anesthetic. IV sedation will make you feel as though you slept through the entire procedure. You will wake up feeling rested and remembering little to none of the dental procedure.

This type of dentistry is more cost-effective than procedures requiring general anesthesia.

People who have had horrible experiences at the dentist’s will feel right at home once they meet Dr. Ernie Soto and experience his pain-free sedation dentistry.

If you have been putting off seeing the dentist because you’re expecting bad news, the longer you delay that visit, the worse that news will be. Sedation dentist is the pain-free way to deal with it.

So contact Dr. Ernie Soto for pain-free sedation dentistry by calling him at (954) 368-6264 or request an appointment now and experience the benefits of IV-sedation dentistry for yourself!

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