Sedation dentistry in Hialeah and Hallandale Beach, Florida, is often a great option for patients who experience fear or anxiety that would prevent them from receiving the treatments they need. Dr. Victor J. Dongo and our team provide several sedation options to meet your needs and help you feel comfortable in our office. We welcome you to call us and learn more about sedation dentistry and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.
Sedation dentistry offers a great solution for patients who experience anxiety or nervousness when it comes to dental treatment. It involves the use of sedative medication to induce a relaxed and calm state during your visit. Depending on your individual needs and preferences, there are various types of sedation dentistry available:
- Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas, is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen that you inhale during treatment. It promotes a sense of relaxation and its effects wear off quickly once the gas flow is stopped.
- Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed medication prior to your appointment. By the time you arrive, you will already feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation requires the administration of sedative medication through the veins. This method allows for faster delivery and better control of the sedation level, ensuring your comfort. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation, though you remain conscious. It is possible to fall asleep during treatment and not remember all the details.
Sedation dentistry ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. Our highly trained dentist and team prioritize your safety, providing careful monitoring during your visit. Depending on the sedation method used, it may be necessary to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
Whether you suffer from dental anxiety, have had past negative experiences or simply feel nervous about treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. It is particularly beneficial for patients who struggle with numbing or have a sensitive gag reflex.
If you would like more information on how sedation dentistry can enhance your dental experience, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.