Sedation Dentistry in Clearwater, FL
Did you know that millions of Americans experience anxiety related to receiving dental care? If you experience dental phobia or dental anxiety, you're not alone. At Clearwater Dental Associates, we care about every aspect of our patients' well-being — that's why we offer a selection of sedation dentistry treatments designed to help relieve anxiety and stress they may experience when they visit our office!
At Clearwater Dental Associates, we understand dental visits aren't always easy for everyone, and that's why our treatment rooms feature televisions with both Netflix and cable. We also offer our patients headphones and sunglasses to minimize noise and brightness and also provide massaging chairs and iPad to keep you entertained.
If you or your child needs extra help relaxing, we also offer sedation dentistry in the form of oral conscious sedation and laughing gas, safe medications designed to make dental visits more enjoyable and comfortable for any level of anxiety.
Our dentists provide top sedation dentistry services in the Clearwater, FL area and throughout Florida because we understand no two patients are exactly alike, and we'll assess your health history to determine the safest, most appropriate level of sedation for your needs.
We offer the following levels of sedation dentistry:
Oral Conscious Sedation
At Clearwater Dental Associates, we offer oral conscious sedation, which is used to help patients relax during treatment. This sedation can be taken as a pill before the procedure and as a mild and moderate tranquilizer. With mild sedation, patients feel so relaxed and tired; with moderate sedation, patients may fall into a deep sleep.
Laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation and is typically offered to young patients or those with mild anxiety in the dental chair. Laughing gas causes no pain; it's odorless, colorless, and administered through a comfortable breathing mask.
Your dentist will control the amount of gas administered to ensure maximum safety and comfort. With this form of sedation, you can expect to feel entirely relaxed but remain able to answer questions as needed,
Intravenous (IV) sedation is a form of anesthesia that involves sending anesthesiology gases into the bloodstream, causing you to feel tired and relaxed. It's used for patients with extreme dental anxiety, those who have special healthcare needs, or those about to undergo oral surgery or lengthy treatment.
IV sedation uses anti-anxiety medication administered directly into the veins to promote relaxation and well-being. Dr. Matthew Burton will adjust the medicine during treatment to produce peace and memory loss in most patients.
Learn More About Sedation Dentistry in Clearwater
Dental treatments should never be uncomfortable or scary! Call Clearwater Dental Associates today to learn how our sedation dentistry services can give you a more comfortable experience in the dentist's chair.