Sedation Dentistry (IV Sedation) In Brandon, FL

Sedation Dentistry in Brandon, FL

At Family, Implant, Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to be as comfortable as possible for your dental procedures. Although most patients can do very well with local anesthetics, some patients may need additional sedation to keep them at ease during dental treatment.

Our doctors understand that dental anxiety and a previous “bad” dental experience can keep patients away from the dental office. If you avoid seeing the dentist because of dental anxiety, you're not the only one! It is estimated that up to 40 million Americans avoid seeing the dentist due to anxiety and fear.

We have many patients that ask about sedation dentistry. We offer several forms of sedations at our Brandon dental office so that you can sail through dental visits without anxiety or fear.

We Love When Patients Tell Us

“that was much easier than I thought it would be” 

“I can not remember anything from my dental appointment”

Why Patients Choose Sedation Dentistry

  • Fear of needles and/or injections
  • Need to complete a large amount of dental work in one sitting
  • Dreadful previous experiences with other dental offices
  • Hyperactive gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Special needs
  • Uneasiness with standard dental sounds, odors, tastes, or vibrations

Sedation Levels Available

Local Anesthetic - No Sedation

For most dental and surgical procedures, we use local anesthetic such as lidocaine, to numb the area we are working on. Once you are properly numb, you do not feel pain.

  • We always start by applying a gel on the gums to minimize the discomfort of the injection
  • Our brandon dentist can also use a Dental Vibe instrument that minimizes discomfort by vibrating during the injection
  • Local anesthetic is used in conjugation with sedation for pain management

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as “laughing gas”) helps patients relax during appointments.

  • This is a good option for patients who have mild dental anxiety
  • Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after your treatment is completed

Oral Sedation

Patients, who have mild or moderate dental anxiety, can benefit tremendously with oral sedation. Our doctors would prescribe medication in a pill form that you can take in our office an hour before your dental appointment starts.

  • In certain situations, you may be prescribed a dose of medication to take the night before to help you sleep
  • Oral sedation affects people differently with some patients becoming relaxed enough to fall asleep in the dental chair
  • It is necessary to have a driver to escort you home from the dental appointment

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

IV sedation is a good choice for patients who are very nervous and desire a deeper level of sedation. This is commonly referred to as “Twilight sleep” and our Brandon dental team uses monitors to assess your vital signs and administer oxygen.

It is a safer form of anesthesia because you are still conscious and breathing on your own. Many patients fall asleep but can be easily awakened.

  • A small catheter is placed into a vein and this is where your doctor would administer medication
  • It works more quickly and it allows the doctor to control and adjust the level of sedation as needed
  • With IV sedation, most patients do not remember their dental procedure
  • It is necessary to have a driver to escort you home from the dental appointment

It is estimated that up to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of dental anxiety, fear, or a history of a traumatic dental experience.

Our trained dental team in Brandon, FL understands this fear and we are ready to make you comfortable during your dental visits. 

Whether you need sedation dentistry for a tooth removal, deep cleanings, restorative work, or root canals, our team is ready to help. 

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Schedule a consultation online or give us a call today to discuss if sedation dentistry is right for you!

What makes Family, Implant, and Cosmetic Dentistry different?

  • You are NOT a number
  • Sedation options available for nervous patients (including IV conscious sedation)
  • Same Day Crowns! That means no temporaries
  • Cutting Edge Technology including 3d x-rays
  • Intra-oral scanners to avoid impression material
  • Membership plans and payment plan options available
  • We place AND restore dental implants
  • Wide range of services in ONE place

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