Sedation Dentists Orlando Florida

Dental procedures can make some people nervous, which is why our Greater Orlando, FL, dentists provide patients with a few different forms of sedation dentistry to choose from. If even the slightest dental procedure makes you edgy, don’t worry as you’re not alone. We’re here to help you relax and make it through your appointment without fear.

Sedation dentistry centers around calming anxious patients using methods like laughing gas or oral medication.

Here’s what you need to know about the dental sedation options we offer at Classic Smiles.

But First, What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is exactly what you might expect. It’s designed to calm patients with dental anxiety and is safe for both children and adults. Most common types of dental sedation keep the patient aware and still responsive as they’re being treated, with general anesthesia reserved only for hospital settings.

If you struggle with feelings of nervousness ahead of a visit to our Ocoee, FL, dental office and need assistance when it comes to sitting in the exam chair, there are a few ways we can make the experience more enjoyable. Depending on your preferences, our dentists offer both laughing gas and oral conscious sedation.

Laughing gas is inhaled through a mask placed on the nose during treatment while pill sedation is taken approximately an hour before the procedure is slated to begin. When you choose the latter, however, you will need to arrange for a ride home as medications taken orally will temporarily affect your ability to drive.

Who Needs Dental Sedation?

The great thing about more mild sedation like laughing gas or oral medication is that it has the ability to calm nerves without making the patient fully unconscious. For example, if we ask you to tilt your head a certain way or swish with water, you’ll be able to hear and respond to the commands.

In general, sedation dentistry is best for those who:

  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Have trouble sitting still
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Need lengthier procedures performed like dental implant placement

Overcome Anxiety at the Dentist

Our dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL, have years of experience treating patients who need extra help easing into their visit. If this sounds like you, there’s no need to be ashamed. Simply ask us about our sedation offerings and we’ll work something out in preparation for your procedure(s). Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment.