Sedation Dentistry In Stuart, FL

Sit Back & Relax at Your Dental Visit

Visiting the dentist regularly is important to your overall health, but that doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable. If you suffer from sensitive teeth or dental visits make you feel anxious or uncomfortable, ask Dr. Burke about our sedation options. 

Sedation dentistry will help you relax while we clean your teeth or perform necessary procedures. It’s a safe and comfortable way to ease any dental anxiety you may have through the duration of your treatment.

Types of Dental Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing, or relaxation gas, is a low-level conscious sedative that’s great for helping patients relax. While you won’t fall asleep during the procedure, your sensations will be reduced for comfort and many patients experience a euphoric feeling.

Nitrous oxide is extremely safe and since it wears off quickly, you’ll be able to drive yourself home following your treatment. It’s a safe and easy option for reducing dental discomfort. 

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is taken in the form of a pill or liquid prior to your appointment. That way, you’ll feel nice and relaxed when it’s time to have your dental work done. You’ll stay awake with oral sedation, but your sensations will be greatly reduced. Oral sedatives take a little longer to lose their effect, so it’s important to have someone available to drive you home. 

How Sedation Helps Dental Fear & Anxiety

Anxiety or fear of undergoing any type of dental treatment is not uncommon and affects around 75% of the American population. Many people suffering from dental anxiety often avoid going to the dentist, which can result in a higher chance of developing gum disease, cavities, and other serious oral health conditions.

Sedation dentistry is proven to be safe and effective. It works by putting you in a calm, relaxed state to make you feel less anxious and more comfortable during your appointment. 

While sedation dentistry is extremely effective, the best way to overcome dental anxiety & fear is with a comprehensive approach. Some strategies that we have combined with sedation dentistry to help patients overcome their fear, include:

  • High-tech treatment options: Technological advances in dentistry have made it possible for us to provide higher quality treatment with minimal discomfort. Many of our procedures are quick, easy, and minimally invasive. 
  • Building trust: We’re happy to talk with you and address any concerns or questions you may have before we start your procedure. We’ll never rush you to proceed with the treatment you’re not ready for. If you need to stop to take breaks during your appointment, let us know and we’ll always cater to your needs. 
  • Personalized care: Each patient’s oral health is unique, which is why we work with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. 
  • A friendly, relaxed environment: We understand dental anxiety can be overwhelming. That’s why we ensure we do everything we can to create a warm and welcoming environment where your comfort and health are the top priorities.