August 14, 2017

Trips to the dentist are very traumatic for many people. If you are among them, you may start feeling anxious at the mere thought of making an appointment. Prolonged avoidance of receiving professional dental care could lead to complications like cavities and gingivitis. However, there is an option that could help you feel much better about going to the dentist, and it is called sedation dentistry.

Reasons Why You May Be Interested in This Option

There are several things that might make you feel compelled to learn more about getting sedated during a dental visit. Being administered a sedative may help if:

  • You are scared because of a past traumatic experience
  • You have a severe gag reflex
  • You require extensive treatments and are nervous about discomfort

Kinds of Dental Sedation You Could Get

Dr. Kyle Duffy is a dentist in Orlando, FL who is experienced in giving his patients various forms of sedation while they are in our office. The deepest level of sedation we offer is general anesthesia. An anesthesiologist who is a medical doctor performs this option. It takes place at our advanced facilities that include audio and video monitors, plus a recovery room.

Alternatively, you may opt for IV sedation and get relaxing drugs given to you intravenously. This possibility allows you to be aware of your surroundings and respond to Dr. Duffy, but you will not feel pain or remember the dental treatment after it happens.

Our office also provides inhaled nitrous oxide gas for patients. Because it provides a temporary euphoric effect, the gas may be enough for you to conquer your fears. Plus, it wears off fast enough so you can drive home after your visit, though mild lingering effects may persist for hours after your appointment.

If you are interested in learning more about how sedation dentistry could positively impact your opinion of oral treatments, contact our office. Dr. Duffy is looking forward to exploring the available options with you.



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