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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry services offered in Weston, FL

Do you find yourself scared or anxious about going to the dentist? If so, sedation dentistry at Periodontist of Weston may be right for you. Periodontal specialist Tamir Segal, DMD, and his highly trained team offer this service to make each trip to the periodontist more enjoyable, pain-free, and relaxing. Call the office in Weston, Florida, to learn more about sedation dentistry or use the online booking feature today.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, also called sleep dentistry, uses various methods to help you feel relaxed during dental procedures. It’s helpful during dental surgery and for patients who struggle with dental anxiety. Periodontist of Weston offers an array of sedation dentistry choices to meet your needs.

Who benefits from sedation dentistry?

Patients who can benefit from sedation dentistry at Periodontist of Weston include those that struggle with:

  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Fear associated with dental care
  • Dental anxiety
  • Problems controlling body movement
  • Dental sensitivity
  • Resistance to local anesthetics

Sedation dentistry can make each trip to the dentist a more enjoyable one. You might doze off, feel relaxed, even fall asleep during dental visits.

What are my sedation dentistry choices?

The types of sedation available at Periodontist of Weston include:

General anesthesia

When you receive a general anesthetic, you feel no pain and fall asleep during your dental procedure. You might receive medicine via an infusion into a vein, along with breathing in laughing gas. You must arrange for someone to drive you home after being under general anesthesia.

Laughing gas

Nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas because it can make patients feel giddy) relaxes you. You breathe in the gas through a mask you wear over your nose. You’ll often remain awake during dental procedures when using laughing gas. Its effects quickly wear off after the procedure, so you might be able to drive yourself home.

Oral sedation

You receive oral sedation via a fluid or pill. You might also use nitrous oxide to make you feel sleepy and maximize the effects of sedation.

Which type of sedation dentistry is best for me?

Dr. Segal numbs the treatment area before dental procedures, so the choice to receive sedation is entirely up to you. The best choice will depend on your anxiety level, preference, and the procedure you need. You can choose no sedation or laughing gas if you must drive yourself home after a dental appointment.

Dr. Segal tailors a sedation dentistry plan that’s best for your unique needs, and he ensures you always have a voice in your treatment plan.

Call the Periodontist of Weston office or book an appointment online today to learn more about sedation dentistry.