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Keep Calm during Oral Healthcare with the Help of Sedation Dentistry

August 2, 2013

Do any of these descriptions describe you?

  • You constantly feel ashamed of your teeth
  • You’re in need of multiple, lengthy procedures in order to restore your teeth to full health
  •  The sights, sounds, and smells of a dentist’s office leave you feeling nervous or frightened
  • You have a sensitive gag reflex
  • It’s difficult for you to feel comfortable sitting for a long period of time

If one or more of these sounds familiar, then you could be a prime candidate for sedation dentistry! For countless years, patients from all walks of life have struggled with feeling of anxiety or fear when it came to going to their local dentist’s office. It’s nothing to feel embarrassed about – but still, it’s crucial to receive the oral care you need to ensure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful. But what can you do? With the help of sedation dentistry, you can feel relaxed and at ease as the professionals take care of all the hard work.  While techniques vary from practice to practice, your local dentist in Jacksonville Beach offers:

Oral Sedation

When undergoing oral sedation, your local dentist will provide you with a prescription for medication that you will need to pick up before your appointment. Simply take the pill at a predetermined time and then have a trusted friend or family member drive you to your appointment. While you’ll still be conscious enough to respond to commands, you’ll remember little to nothing at all of the procedure once it’s finished. The effects of the medication should wear off within a day.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is similar to oral sedation, except that it is delivered intravenously. Plus, your local dentist can easily reduce or increase the amount of sedation you receive if needed, resulting in a more comfortable, customized experience. Be sure to have someone available to drive you home after your procedure, as well as look out for you for the rest of the day.

Your local dentist in Jacksonville Beach will be happy to help make your next dental visit a much happier one with sedation dentistry! Our practice also serves the areas of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and beyond.

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