August 25, 2016

People of all ages fear a visit to the dentist’s office. Whether the fear is unfounded or comes from a traumatic event, we want to make it easy for everyone to have access to the dental treatments they need to keep their teeth healthy and strong for life. Patients range from a little bit of anxiety to completely debilitating fear that keeps people away from the office when they truly need treatment. Here at Dr. Assing’s office, we offer sedation dentistry in Brandon, FL for those patients who deal with serious dental anxiety.

Which Patients Benefit?

Patients that benefit from sedation dentistry come in all ages. Those who are undergoing serious treatments are likely to want sedation dentistry, while those with a dental phobia can also benefit. Typical patients that benefit from sedation dentistry include those with the following:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Emotional issues or general anxiety
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Claustrophobia
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Previous dental trauma
  • Fidgety behavior

Sedation may also be used on those who have a significant amount of dental work to be completed in order to relax them during the multiple procedures.

Positives of Sedation Dentistry

The main benefit of being sedated while dental work is performed is that there is no pain and no anxiety during the procedure. This helps keep the patient still and minimizes the chances of error on the part of the dentist. In a clinical setting, we use FDA-approved medications that are completely safe to sedate our patients. This puts you in a relaxing, comfortable mood during your procedure.

We also offer complete sedation with general anesthesia. Patients that choose this option have less discomfort and pain and improved quality of treatment over time. Overall, sedation dentistry is preferred when lengthy, long procedures are performed, or the patient suffers from severe anxiety.

Call Us

If you want more information about sedation dentistry and the options we offer, call Dr. Assing’s office today at (813) 685-6139 to schedule an appointment.



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