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Sedation Dentistry – Lady Lake, FL

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Are you eager to get your teeth fixed, but just the thought of going to the dentist causes a chill to run down your spine? This kind of anxiety is very common, and it’s something we’re very familiar with here at RP Dental & Implants. Patient comfort is paramount, which is why we offer multiple kinds of sedation dentistry. With it, we can help absolutely anyone feel completely comfortable while we restore their smile, ensuring the entire process (not just the final result) is enjoyable. If you’d be interested in using sedation dentistry from our Lady Lake, FL dentist the next time you visit the dentist, contact us today to discuss your options.

Why Choose RP Dental & Implants for Sedation Dentistry?

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Man holding oral conscious dental sedation pill

On the surface, oral conscious sedation sounds too good to be true for a lot of people. We simply give you a medication to take on the day of your appointment, and it will allow you to remain relaxed throughout your procedure. You’ll stay awake the entire visit and be able to communicate with our team, but time will seem to flow by very quickly, and you might even doze off here and there. In the end, your visit will be over before you know it, and your only thought will be, “That’s it?”

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Patient resting after nitrous oxide dental sedation visit

For patients who need just a little help getting through their dental appointments, nitrous oxide sedation offers a fast, gentle, and effective way to calm any unwanted nerves. The gas is inhaled through a small mask throughout the visit, and it creates feelings of warmth, happiness, and overall wellbeing. We can adjust the amount of nitrous oxide a patient is receiving based on how they are feeling, and once the mask is removed, the effects completely go away within a few minutes.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

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Are you nervous about your upcoming dental appointment? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Believe it or not, many people suffer from dental-related fear or anxiety. At RP Dental & Implants, we offer multiple kinds of sedation dentistry to ensure our patients feel completely comfortable while we work on their smiles. Of course, it’s normal to have a few concerns about the treatment before receiving it. That’s why we’ve decided to answer some of the most common questions we get about sedation dentistry in Lady Lake. If you’d like to learn more about this service, continue reading or call our office to speak to a member of our team!

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry is a perfectly safe option for most patients. However, out of all the types of dental sedation that are available, nitrous oxide is considered to be the safest for the most amount of people. Rest assured – our dental team at RP Dental & Implants will carefully review your medical history and current medications to ensure there won’t be any complications while you’re sedated. Additionally, your vitals (i.e., blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, etc.) will be monitored at all times during your procedure.

Will I Remember Anything with Dental Sedation?

Oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide are the two dental sedation options that are least likely to cause memory loss. Even though you’re technically awake with both forms, you won’t remember much from your procedure. You might even doze off a few times throughout your appointment!

What Are the Risks of Sedation Dentistry?

Even though sedation dentistry in Lady Lake is safe for most patients, it can still present risks for some people. Those with obstructive sleep apnea or who are taking certain medications might be more likely to experience complications with sedation. Also, keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to sedatives and the medications that are used during a dental procedure. It’s completely normal to experience a few side effects after being sedated, such as nausea, headache, and grogginess. They may last for several hours following the procedure!

How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?

Short answer: it depends. The lasting effect of dental sedation varies based on the type you’re receiving. For instance, nitrous oxide should wear off within just a few minutes once you stop inhaling the gas. Since it fades away so quickly, you’ll be okay to drive yourself back home or to work soon afterward with no lingering drowsiness.  On the other hand, the effects of oral conscious sedation might remain active for the entire day. It’s a good idea to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for 24 hours after your procedure.

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