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