Some people may dread going to the dentist due to anxiety or dental fear, but that doesn’t mean they should have to suffer just to get basic dental treatments completed. With the help of sedation options provided by Dr. Friedland and our team, you can get your treatments completed, whether it’s as simple as a dental cleaning or as complex as a full mouth reconstruction. If you aren’t sure if sedation dentistry in Pembroke Pines is right for you, give our dental office a call!
For moderate to severe levels of anxiety, oral conscious sedation offers relief to those struggling with dental treatments. The sedative is taken by mouth several hours before the treatment actually begins. This means by the time you arrive at the dental office, you’ll be relaxed and ready to receive care. However, this means that you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office to ensure your safety.
For more mild cases of dental fear or anxiety, nitrous oxide offers quick-acting relief to those with difficultly completing dental treatments. This sedation is inhaled during the process of your treatment, making it easy for Dr. Friedland to control your level of comfort on the fly. You’ll still be able to communicate with the dentist regardless of the sedation you choose. With nitrous oxide, you can easily continue the rest of your day.
Do you still have questions about what sedation dentistry is, who’s a good candidate for it, or how it can help you? Our team always prioritizes your comfort, and we want you to be able to seek the care you need without feeling anxious and overwhelmed doing so. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions that we receive about our sedation dentistry services so you can get the information you need.
At Friedland Family Dentistry, we offer both oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation, which is great for patients who have mild to moderate anxiety about visiting the dentist. To learn which one is best for you, Dr. Friedland, your sedation dentist, will discuss your medical history with you, address any concerns you have, and we can help you navigate the pros and cons of each of your options.
You don’t just have to be anxious or nervous to need dental sedation. It’s an excellent option for patients who also experience the following issues when visiting their dentist:
This depends on what type of dental sedation you receive. Nitrous oxide sedation is a fast-acting method, and the effects leave your system nearly as soon as we remove the mask from your face. Oral conscious sedation has longer-lasting effects that require you to take the day off of work and go home to rest. This is because it takes longer to leave your system since it’s in the form of a pill.
No. Dental sedation doesn’t help relieve your pain, it just helps you feel more relaxed and at-ease in the treatment chair. To relieve pain, you’ll need anesthesia that’s either administered locally or by a trained professional. When used in tandem with each other, anesthesia and sedation can help you have a relaxing and pain-free treatment.
Yes! When dental sedation is administered by a trained professional, like Dr. Friedland, it’s completely safe. Our team will be by your side throughout the entire procedure monitoring your heartrate and making sure that you remain comfortable.