Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry services offered in Doral, FL, Serving South Florida

If you struggle with dental anxiety or need extensive dental work, you can benefit from sedation dentistry at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry in the Doral, Florida. Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, offer a full suite of sedation options that match your personalized needs. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.  

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a service that makes dental procedures easier to navigate. While some people coast through dental treatments without feeling fearful, dental anxiety presents barriers for many other patients. 

Dental anxiety might develop because of generalized anxiety or due to a negative past experience in the dental chair. Sometimes there’s no clear cause of dental anxiety, yet it can prevent you from receiving the exceptional dental care you need and deserve. 

Sedation dentistry uses carefully controlled medications to calm and relax you during dental visits.

What are my sedation dentistry options?

Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry offers:

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

The lightest form of sedation dentistry uses an odorless, colorless gas called nitrous oxide. You simply breathe in the gas using a comfortable mask and before long, you feel tired and relaxed, yet remain alert enough to respond to your dentist’s instructions. 

Oral sedation

Oral sedation uses medication you take by mouth to keep you calm and relaxed. There are several oral sedation options to choose from, and your dentist customizes the dosage to achieve the right amount of sedation. 

Intravenous (IV) sedation 

IV sedation is a more powerful approach that makes you very tired during dental procedures. In fact, you might even fall asleep while your dentist completes the treatment. 

With the exception of nitrous oxide, you must have a friend or family member drive you home after your dental treatment. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after you stop breathing in the gas, so choosing this type of sedation often means you can drive yourself home.

Do I need the deepest level of sedation dentistry?

Sometimes even IV sedation isn’t enough to meet your needs. If you have severe dental anxiety that makes it difficult for your dentist to complete your treatment, general anesthesia (making you fall asleep) might be the best way to stay comfortable during your dental visits. 

If you have extensive dental restoration needs and a desire to receive as much dental work as possible during one visit, general sedation is an excellent approach. Your dentist completes multiple treatments while you rest comfortably, reducing the need for anesthetic injections and numerous office visits. 

If you need general anesthesia, the team at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry partners with a skilled local anesthesiologist. If you’re interested in general anesthesia, simply let your dentist know so they can schedule the service. 

To learn more about sedation dentistry at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.