February 17, 2016

If you have been avoiding the dentist because of fear, sedation dentistry may be the key to getting you back in that chair. Sedation dentistry is a great option if you have:

  • An easily triggered gag reflex
  • Embarrassment about existing teeth or the state of your oral health
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A fear of needles and/or shots
  • Highly sensitive teeth
  • Multiple dental procedures needed
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Time constraints

Sedation dentistry administered by our professional periodontist, Dr. Walter Woodoffers state-of-the art dental care with a compassionate touch that can help alleviate many of these issues. With the aid of sedation dentistry, you can schedule your yearly checkup to help prevent serious oral health issues and instill the good oral hygiene habits you need to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.


Sedation Dentistry Offers Customized Care

Sedation dentistry can be tailored to suit each patient’s specific needs. Many patients only need a small amount of sedation to help relieve pain and anxiety, whereas other patients may need stronger sedation. We provide a personalized sedation experience that delivers the most comfortable and calming experience possible for each patient.


Different Levels of Sedation

We offer three different levels of sedation: minimal, moderate, and deep. Minimal sedation can be used to help patients feel more relaxed during procedures, yet still be awake enough to converse and to respond to the dentist’s requests. Moderate sedation will result in even more patient relaxation, and less of an ability to respond to directions. With moderate sedation, patients often do not remember their procedures afterward. Deep sedation suspends patients between consciousness and unconsciousness, and allows patients to have no memory of the treatment upon awakening.

Do not let embarrassment or fear prevent you from taking care of your oral health. Help prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, and other serious dental problems by visiting with our caring and experienced periodontist. If you are near the Jacksonville, FL, area, call us at 866.907.2022 to schedule your dental checkup with Dr. Walter Wood today.



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