Sedation Dentistry at The Dental Office of Dr. Ernie Soto
If you are afraid to go to the dentist, relax. Conscious sedation and other forms of sedation with Dr. Soto and his associates can change your life for the better!
You can have the beautiful smile and the good dental health you’ve always wanted stress-free with sedation dentistry. Ask Dr. Soto about the benefits of pain-free IV sedation.
Some of the reasons a patient might need sedation include:
- Fear and anxiety
- Gag reflex
- Intolerable tooth sensitivity
- Behavioral or physical challenges
- Resistance to local anesthesia
- Shame or embarrassment about oral health
Dr. Soto offers patients the option to choose IV sedation for their procedures. The benefits of IV sedation include a pain-free experience – he simply wakes you up once the visit is finished. IV sedation also allows any patient to get extensive amounts of dental work completed in a single visit.
This type of sedation permits a patient to follow simple directions, allowing Dr. Soto to accomplish far more in a single visit than by using traditional oral local or general anesthetics. IV sedation is the depression of awareness, so it limits a patient’s ability to respond to external stimuli.
There are varying degrees of IV sedation: minimal, moderate, or deep. The state that is achieved with IV sedation is one of being very sleepy, feeling relaxed and semi-conscious but not unconscious.
The staff at Dr. Soto’s are long-time employees, so the same friendly faces are there visit after visit. This allows IV sedation to be done in a familiar, safe setting without adding any reason for concern.
Pros of IV Sedation vs. Anesthesia
General anesthesia would significantly raise the costs – as well as the risks – as the patient suffers a complete loss of consciousness and will not feel, hear, or remember anything. To create this state using general anesthesia, a mix of various agents is required and the recovery takes longer.
The risks of complications from general anesthesia are far greater than with IV sedation, hence the requirement for a licensed anesthesiologist to perform and monitor any application of general anesthesia. However, IV sedation is so mild that it can simply be administered by a dentist.
Benefits of Dr. Soto’s Practice
We offer many reasons to choose us for all of your dentistry needs, including:
- Sedation option
- All procedures are done in one location
- Years of experience
- Maximize insurance benefits
- Personalized care
- Multiple treatments may be completed in a single visit
- Long-term staff – same friendly faces!
Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. A sedation dentist and conscious sedation dentistry makes it possible to be totally relaxed during your dental treatment as if you were asleep.
You won’t feel any discomfort and won’t remember the treatment itself. Because you’ll be completely comfortable, Dr. Soto can complete many dental care procedures in the same visit, including:
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Dental implants
- Root canal
- Whitening yellowed or stained teeth
- Replacing crowns or dentures
- Fixing chipped or damaged teeth
- Restoring sore gums to good health
Best of all, you’ll probably only need one or two appointments with a dentist using sedation dentistry. Within hours, you can start enjoying the confidence that comes with a bright new smile and good dental health.
Plus, IV sedation is safe. Before Dr. Soto begins, he'll review your medical history and monitor you closely during your conscious sedation dental treatment.
For more information, see our video on IV Sedation.
Find out if you are an IV Sedation candidate!
"Dr. Soto is awesome! Got my wisdom teeth removed and I was terrified... literally asked the doctor whether or not I was going to die before my procedure. Woke up a couple of hours later feeling amazing and without any pain. The office members are fantastic, I've never had to wait in the waiting room for my appointment. It was such a great experience throughout! First dentist I do not dread to visit!"
- Shearly R.
Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Ernie Soto, explains the benefits of sedation dentistry during dental treatment as it appeared on "The American Health Front - Miami Edition" on June 30th 2007.