Are you one of the many patients who avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear? In Floridian Dental Group we have some good news for you. While dental anxiety is a normal condition, you don’t have to let it stand between you and a healthy smile. With sedation dentistry, it is possible to overcome your feelings and have a relaxing and even soothing experience.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
For patients who struggle with a mild form of anxiety, nitrous oxide can provide just the right amount of relief. Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, that is inhaled through a special mask and goes to work quickly. During your appointment, you will feel a sense of peace and comfort as we help you with the procedure. When your procedure is over, we will remove your mask, and the effects of the nitrous oxide will begin to wear off. Within just a few minutes, you will feel like your natural self again.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients with mild or even moderate dental anxiety. It works using a safe and commonly prescribed medication that induces feelings of relaxation. On the day of your procedure, you will take your medication as prescribed. Once it has taken effect, we will make sure you are comfortable before beginning your treatment. When your procedure is over, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home. The effects of your sedation should wear off within a few hours, but we recommend waiting until the next day to return to your normal routines.