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Sedation Dentist – Vero Beach, FL

No More Fear of the Dentist

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Is just the thought of going to the dentist enough to make you feel nervous? If so, you’re far from alone. We see anxious patients every day here at Premier Dental, and our warm and friendly team are usually enough to help someone relax. For those with more severe dental phobia, however, we’re happy to provide sedation dentistry. This approach is proven to lessen unwanted thoughts and prevent physical discomfort while in the chair so that absolutely every patient can look forward to a calm and cool experience whenever they come to see us with sedation dentistry in Vero Beach.

Why Choose Premier Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

Oral Conscious Sedation

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When a patient expresses moderate dental anxiety or is undergoing multiple dental procedures during one appointment, oral conscious sedation in Vero Beach can be an ideal way to ensure a more pleasant experience. Delivered in the form of a prescribed pill, an individual can rest assured they will feel fully relaxed and at ease during their appointment. With no fear of pain or anxiety looming, our team can better care for a person’s oral healthcare needs, which are crucial for long-term success.

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What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral conscious sedation is a form of treatment that is recommended for individuals who suffer from mild to moderate dental anxiety. This pill-form medication is easy to take and delivers effects in minimal time so that patients can begin to feel relaxed before they reach the dentist’s office. While some individuals might wonder if they will be fully sedated, the answer is no. Instead, patients will remain just enough aware of their surroundings that they will be able to adequately respond to any cues or instructions provided by our dental team.

Person under oral conscious sedation in Vero Beach

How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?

Our dentists can prescribe a patient an oral sedative to take at home on the day of their appointment so they can become fully relaxed from head to toe by the time they reach our dental office. While in the chair, the patient will likely remain awake, but the appointment will seem to go by very fast, and they’ll probably only have fuzzy memories afterward. We typically recommend this for people who are terrified of the dentist or need a more involved procedure.

Person fearful of dentist in Vero Beach

Are You a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?

Determining whether a person is a good candidate for oral conscious sedation requires that a scheduled consultation occur. It is during this visit that our sedation dentist in Vero Beach will perform a thorough examination and ask detailed questions about the person’s medical history. Because certain medications that are currently being taken might cause problems with sedation, it’s necessary that patients do not be afraid to divulge their medical history and any medicines that are being taken to treat a particular issue or condition.

However, most patients who inquire about oral conscious sedation may be good candidates, especially if they suffer from any of the following:

  • Mild or moderate dental anxiety
  • Sensitive/strong gag reflex
  • The person is preparing to undergo multiple dental procedures
  • The inability to maintain appointments due to fear
  • Keeping the mouth open for prolonged periods is difficult
  • Difficulty sitting for extended periods
  • Past dental trauma

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Need just a little help to “take the edge off” of your dental nerves? Nitrous oxide is as effective as it is gentle, and it’s been safely used by dentists around the world for over a century. Inhaled via a small nasal mask, the colorless, odorless gas helps a patient quickly feel warm, happy, and calm while in the chair. One of the best parts about NOS is that when the appointment is over and the mask is removed, the patient will feel completely normal in just a few minutes.

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