Getting dental work done can stir a lot of anxiety, even fear, in some people. Others have a strong gag reflex or other sensory/motor issues that can make dental care an onerous prospect. Sedation dentistry offers a solution.
You simply take a small amount of medication just before your visit. There are no IVs or needles. If you need help relaxing but prefer not to take medication, we have nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) available, as well.
Oral conscious sedation relaxes you just enough to be unaware of the treatment. Not only are you completely comfortable through the procedure, but we can often do more complex treatments in a shorter amount of time. What might take several appointments without sedation can be done in one or two.
Dr. Rosenbaum has extensive training in sedation dentistry and is licensed as required by the state of Florida.
Is Sedation Dentistry for Me?
You may be a candidate for dental sedation if you
- Have dental fear or anxiety.
- Experience difficulty getting numb.
- Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Have difficulty controlling movement from conditions such as cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s.
- Have sensitive teeth.
- Require complex treatment or have limited time for required treatment.
- Are afraid or embarrassed about the condition of your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Conscious Sedation
Will I feel any pain?
No, you will feel absolutely nothing. Although you will remember having been to the dentist, you won’t remember any part of the procedure and will feel no pain whatsoever.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state and responsive. You will experience some short-term amnesia about the time you spent at the dentist.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, a member of our staff is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
How long will I be snoozing?
You will be given medication according to how long your treatment will take – anywhere from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes. Due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again after treatment.