Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety? Has a previous visit to the dentist made you nervous about dental care? We can help. Dr. John Verville and his team make it their mission to create a warm and welcoming office environment where patients can feel comfortable voicing their concerns and receiving care. Our dental office can also provide sedation dentistry as a general dental treatment in Fleming Island, FL, to calm and relax patients during procedures. Typically, we use sedation for lengthy or surgical procedures so patients will not need to feel pain or discomfort.
Types of Sedation Dentistry in Fleming Island, FL
Dental sedation can reduce discomfort, anxiety, and fear. With sedation dentistry, we perform extractions, implant dentistry, and more. There are three common methods of sedation:
We deliver nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask or cannula placed underneath the nose. Also known as laughing gas, many patients may feel happy or giggly under nitrous oxide. Patients will also feel relaxed and will not feel anxious under nitrous oxide.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This sedation is taken as a pill about an hour before treatment. Because it takes time for oral conscious sedation to wear off, patients will need a ride to and from their treatment. Patients may be conscious under this sedation and may feel some sensation but should not feel any pain.
Intravenous dental sedation delivers anti-anxiety medication through the bloodstream. IV sedation is typically used alone for more minor or shorter surgeries. Under this type of dental sedation, patients may be so relaxed that they feel drowsy or fall asleep. However, some patients may still be conscious but will not feel pain or discomfort.
Our office will work with you to find the best method of sedation for your specific needs. If you or a loved one require sedation for more routine care, please contact us for accomodations.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you have questions about dental sedation? Schedule your next dental visit online or call us today at 904-284-9911. We are here to answer your oral health questions.