Sedation Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale can be achieved for free by coming to the Center for the Dental Arts. Not only will Dr. Blum ensure you have a Pain Free procedure, but he will make sure you are comfortable every step of the way.
If there were a way that you could have your treatment accomplished in minimal visits, with no pain and little memory of the experience, would this be more encouraging? The obvious answer is yes.
Clearly, the 30-50% of Americans who suffer from dental-phobia and avoid much need treatment could greatly profit from sedation dentistry techniques. Just one-two little tablets can eliminate white-knuckle syndrome and allow you to forget the entire treatment.
Listen to Dr. Blum discuss Sedation Dentistry and fear of the Dentist in this video
Dentists have used sedative techniques to calm their patients for more than 30 years. There are several causes of dental phobia:
A fear of shots
- Hearing and feeling the dentist’s drill
- A strong gag reflex
- Sounds and smells of a dentist’s office
- Sensitive teeth
- Previous traumatic dental experience
- Anxious, phobic, fearful patient
Sedation dentistry offers several options to help you cope with these fears. Whether you need a simple tooth cleaning or complex restorative dentistry, the fully accredited dentists here at the Center for the Dental Arts will design a sedation plan that will get you back in the chair.
Your tailored plan may include one or several of the following methods.
Prescription medications taken before you arrive at the office will make you sleepy but not unconscious. While you’ll still be able to respond to your dentist’s requests, you likely won’t remember the entire experience.
Administered orally, in-office sedatives will make you drowsy but still conscious. Once again, you likely will forget most of the visit. The oral sedative is an anxiolytic drug, which induces a state of consciousness where you are awake but have decreased anxiety with little or no memory of the treatment.
Because the treatments leave you in no shape to drive, it’s imperative you have a friend or relative drive you to and from your appointment.
How it Works
The hardest part for many patients is simply making the appointment. Here at the Center for the Dental Arts we try to make this process as easy as possible.
During the first visit, your dentist will take x-rays, examine your mouth and gather background information regarding your general health. You’ll then discuss your needs and expectations and draw up a treatment plan.
The next step is to prepare for your sedation visit. If you’ve elected for pre-appointment sedation, you’ll be given a prescription medication to take the night before your appointment to guarantee you sleep well and awake in a relaxed state.
Once at the office, you’ll receive additional medications to further relax you and eliminate pain. The experienced Center for the Dental Arts team will monitor you throughout the entire treatment.
Finally, your companion will need to drive you home and stay with you until you’ve fully recovered from the medication.
Most patients feel no side effects of treatment the following day, other than the joy of owning a lovely new smile.