Sedation Dentistry Venice, FL
40 Million Americans Avoid the Dentist Because of Dental Fear
7 Reasons Why People Have Dental Anxiety
- A bad prior dental experience.
- General anxiety problems.
- A strong dislike of the sights and smells of the dental office.
- Difficulty sitting still.
- A strong gag reflex.
- A distrust of medical personnel.
- Embarrassment about their teeth and gums.
Many people think that dental anxiety is experienced primarily by children, but the truth is that many adults suffer from a fear of the dentist. Dr. Caryn Davis specializes in sedation dentistry techniques to reduce the worries associated with dental visits.
Sedation Dentistry Increases Your Comfort During Care
Sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and reliable method to help you receive dental treatment with an added level of comfort. You may only need sedation dentistry for surgical procedures, or you may find that you require it at every check-up.
Whatever your situation, you can count on us to offer sedation dentistry options including:
Upon arrival to your appointment at Waterside Dental, you will be given a pill. This pill is an anti-anxiety medication that works quickly to reduce your nervousness. Its relaxing effects wear off soon after your appointment.
Dr. Davis has the credentials, training and knowledge to offer in-office IV sedation, which produces a temporary amnesia effect. In some cases, IV sedation is a useful tool during emergency dental care services. Please take note that a driver is needed to and from appointments for IV sedation.
This is an odorless, colorless gas that is inhaled through a special mask. Nitrous oxide provides you with a sense of immediate peace. You are fully conscious the entire time you are being treated, and as soon as treatment has ended, the nitrous oxide is ceased.
Get the Amazing Benefits of IV Sedation
Most dentists do not have the qualifications to offer IV sedation. Dr. Davis is an authority on sedation dentistry, certified to perform IV sedation herself and does not require the assistance of an anesthesiologist.
This allows her to give patients the full benefits of IV sedation, including:
- Reduced treatment time.
- Reduced time off work for surgical procedures.
- No patient memory of the treatment.
- More treatments during one visit.
- Reduced cost if more than one procedure can be done in one visit.
Dr. Davis Answers Frequently Asked Questions About IV Sedation
- Will I remember my dental treatment?No. IV sedation is an amnesiac, so you will have no recollection of the event.
- Will I become sick from the anesthesia?No. It is unlikely that you would become ill.
- Can I eat before IV sedation?Yes. You can eat and drink before you have IV sedation at our office.
- Will I be awake during my procedure?Yes. You can respond to requests to open your mouth or move, but this type of “conscious sedation” typically does not produce a memory of the event.