Sedation dentistry, also called relaxation dentistry or comfortable dentistry, relaxes patients prior to and during dental procedures. People with dental anxieties, or even dental phobia, can comfortably get the treatment they need with the aid of sedation dentistry. Naples Forida residents benefit from sedation dentistry at Engle Implant Dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is beneficial for a variety of situations:
- Patients suffering from dental anxiety, fear, or phobia
- Patients with a severe gag reflex
- Patients who want to get more dental work done in fewer visits
- Patients who have difficulty becoming numb
- Patients who have trouble keeping their mouth open for extended periods
- Patients who have back, neck, or other problems that make them uncomfortable
Sedation keeps patients relaxed before and during a dental procedure, relieving anxiety and reducing apprehension. Dentistry procedures can cause apprehension, even fear, many patients have elevated blood pressure, and rapid pulse rates prior to treatment. After administration of IV sedation, these quickly return to normal.
Dr. Bradley Engle is credentialed by the state of Florida to provide intravenous conscious sedation. He uses a mild blend of Valium, Fentanyl, and Versed to provide a pleasant level of sedation. Very few patients have sensitivity to these medications, and they are easily reversible without complication in the rare event sensitivity/ allergic reaction does occur. If a patient has an extensive medical history, a release from their physician is required before administration of sedation to ensure patient safety.
Combining both surgical and restorative treatments in a single appointment is a tremendous benefit for patients at Engle Implant Dentistry. Sedation allows patients to complete a lengthy and sometimes strenuous procedure in a relaxing, stress free environment. Treatment is completed by Dr. Engle’s select team of general dentists. Sedation dentistry reduces the number of dental appointments required to complete treatment, diminishes overall dental chair fatigue, and decreases post treatment soreness and discomfort. Patients must have a ride home, and refrain from driving or operating machinery for at least 24 hours.
Whether you are seeking dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, or periodontal treatment, you can benefit from sedation dentistry. Call (239) 593-2178 today and schedule a consultation to discuss your dental concerns and learn how sedation dentistry can help you get the treatment you need – comfortably!