Stress-Free Comfortable Dental Care

Sedation Dentistry

Intravenous conscious (IV) and Oral Sedation are offered at both Engle Dentistry's office locations in Naples and Marco Island.

Engle Dentistry is one of the few practices in the local area that can complete both your restorative and surgical dental needs while under conscious sedation and with the work completed by American Dental Association recognized dental specialists. Sedation dentistry can help reduce or eliminate your treatment anxiety immediately prior to and during your appointment. Our patients enjoy less discomfort and anxiety during these procedures which results in reduced post-treatment soreness following the appointment for many of them. With sedation dentistry, we can complete longer dental appointments while keeping you comfortable throughout the entire treatment process. Many of our patients consider it a nice way to lose track of time a little bit! Sedation dentistry makes our patient/ doctor relationship stronger while reducing your overall level of anxiety.

There are two types of sedation that we offer: IV Sedation and Oral Sedation.

IV Sedation

Intravenous conscious sedation allows the combination of a benzodiazepine and a narcotic drug to be administered together. It creates an efficient, safe and predictable method to help keep you relaxed, comfortable and stress free during simple or more complex procedures. Dr. Engle holds a special permit granted by the state of Florida that allows him to administer intravenous conscious sedation directly in either one of his offices. He completes (on average) over 300 intravenous procedures per year and is on staff at NOVA Southeastern dental school (Davie, Florida) to train the periodontal residents on sedation techniques.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation can provide a comfortable dental experience but can only achieve up to a modest level of sedation at most. Since the deepness of the sedation is less controlled and could need taking additional pills, there could be delays in getting treatment started or achieving the optimal depth of relaxation.

Either technique can help complete your dental needs in a more relaxing state of mind. Sedation dentistry is great for complete extractions, gum procedures, placement of dental implants, replacement of crowns and fillings as well as a combination of these different procedures.

Sedation dentistry is SAFE

For additional questions about our sedation services, please feel free to request an appointment or contact our Naples or Marco Island offices at (239) 213-1500.

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