Sedation is a process of calming a patient and decreasing anxiety with the help of a sedative. It relieves the discomfort and pain of the patient allowing them to have comfortable dental experience. At South Florida Laser Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry for us patients to have anxiety-free dental experiences.
Levels of Sedation
- Mild Sedation
In this level of sedation, the patient is conscious but relaxed.
- Moderate Sedation
The patient is conscious, but it would seem like they are mumbling when speaking and they would forget much of the procedure.
- Deep Sedation
This level of sedation keeps the patient on the edge of consciousness. Meaning, the patient can be unconscious but still awake.
- General Anesthesia
Considered as the highest level of sedation, it allows the patient to be entirely unconscious during the whole procedure.
Types of Sedation Used in Dentistry
Oral sedation is the most common type of sedation. It is in a pill sedative that is taken orally an hour before the treatment starts. In this type of sedation, the patient is awake but relaxed during the dental procedure.
Inhaled sedation uses Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) that is inhaled from the mask which is placed over the nose that helps the patient to be relaxed. During the procedure, the amount of sedative can be controlled, and the effects wear off after the gas is turned off.
Local anesthesia is only used at the part where the treatment will be done. It numbs the site so the patient will not feel any pain during the procedure.
Benefits of Dental Sedation
- Relax and comfortable dental experience
- Reduce dental anxiety
- Painless dental procedure
- Fast dental work
- Reduces dental pain memories
Who needs sedation dentistry
- Patients who have dental phobia
- A patient who has terrible experience from the past dental treatment
- A patient who has sensitive oral nerves
- Patients who have high resistance to local anesthetic
Everyone deserves an anxious-free, comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Sedation Dentistry services in Tamarac FL. Book your appointment with us at South Florida Laser Dentistry. We are located at 8201 North Pine Island Road, Suite B, Tamarac, FL 33321.