Sedation Dentistry Can Remove the Obstacles to a Beautiful Smile
We want to provide you with excellent dental care while keeping you as comfortable as possible. We offer sedation dentistry methods to alleviate minor to severe anxiety, ensuring that you have a relaxing visit with us. If you need extensive dental work or suffer from dental fear, schedule a consultation with our sedation dentist in Orlando, FL. Doctors Lawrence and Kyle Duffy offer the following methods of sedation dentistry to make your visit more enjoyable:
The Benefits of Deep Levels of Sedation Dentistry
General anesthesia is a form of sedation dentistry also referred to as “going under.” General anesthesia allows you to be completely unaware, protecting you from fear or discomfort. It is performed with an anesthesiologist who is a medical doctor in our Center for Dental Anesthesia, which includes a state-of-the-art surgical suite and recovery room, with audio and video surveillance. Another deep level of sedation dentistry is IV sedation. IV sedation drugs are administered intravenously and work quickly to place you in a state of complete relaxation. While you are able to respond to Dr. Duffy, you will not feel any pain, nor will you remember the procedure after your visit. Although comfort is a large part of choosing sedation dentistry, there are other reasons, including:
- Severe fear of dentists, needles, or drills
- A small mouth or a sensitive gag reflex
- Complex or extensive dental work
- Previous traumatic experience with dentistry
- Inability to feel numb with local anesthetic
- Special needs, such as mental or physical conditions
A Comfortable Visit Without Sleep Dentistry
Nitrous oxide, a colorless gas, can deliver temporarily euphoric effects when inhaled. Nitrous allows you to relax during your visit yet still drive yourself home afterward. With oral sedation, however, the effects of taking a sedative will linger for hours after your appointment but may be worth it for you to feel a more intense level of relaxation. With any of these methods, our Orlando sedation dentist may use a local anesthetic. Local anesthetic is injected into an area to numb only the treatment site.
For a more relaxing dental experience, call our office to schedule your consultation for sedation dentistry with Drs. Lawrence and Kyle Duffy. Sedation dentistry may be requested for numerous procedures and patients, including those with special needs.