Leave the Anxiety Behind
Not everyone is comfortable going to the dentist. Dental anxiety is a real problem for some people, making it challenging to maintain good dental health. Maybe you’re one of those people. If so, the dental professionals at Lucie Dental are here to help. We offer Nitrous Oxide and oral sedation for dental procedures. Oral sedation is an excellent way to alleviate dental anxiety for you and your family. The next time you schedule a dental procedure at Lucie Dental in Port St. Lucie Oral Sedation can effectively alleviate your anxiety. Make sure to inquire about this option and leave your worries behind.
Oral sedation is the use of gas to relax the patient during a dental procedure and mitigate dental anxiety. In some cases, IV sedation is used for this purpose. We use two main types of sedation at Lucie Dental:
Or laughing gas, which many people have had prior to having a cavity filled, is the most popular oral sedation. It relaxes the patient quickly and exits the body quickly after the gas is turned off. This enables the patient to drive themselves to and from the appointment.
Is the administration of an oral sedation approximately one hour before your procedure. This will enable you to be completely relaxed so that you won’t remember the procedure after it is complete. It is necessary to bring a friend or family member with you to drive you home after the procedure.
These are excellent options for patients with dental anxiety or those having longer, more involved procedures.
Safe for Both Children and Adults
Oral sedation relaxes you so that you have less anxiety during dental procedures. Anxiety or fear of the dentist is a reality for many people, and oral sedation can help with the anxiety people face. In addition, sedation can help our patients be more comfortable, especially during longer procedures. Oral sedation is easy to administer to both children and adults. It is also very safe and will keep you from remembering the procedure after it is complete, benefiting those with more prolonged or invasive procedures.
Dental Anxiety is Real
When you arrive for your consultation for your dental procedure, we will discuss with you any fear of dentistry or dental procedures you may have. You may want to consider oral sedation if you have a fear of dental work or dentists in general, have had previous uncomfortable dental visits, have trouble getting and staying numb, are having a longer or more complex procedure, have sensitive teeth, or are having multiple dental procedures completed at one time. If you have previously had adverse reactions to anesthesia, please let us know at your initial consultation.
Each of the dental sedation methods is easy to administer. For example, gas is administered through a facemask for laughing gas, and a patient takes a pill one hour before the procedure for oral sedation.
The best part about oral sedation is that you will be totally relaxed during your dental procedure and remember very little. You may remember more with laughing gas but will still be totally relaxed. With oral sedation Port St. Lucie patients will be in and out of consciousness, so their memory of any discomfort during the procedure will be minimal.
Take it Easy
Laughing gas recovery takes approximately five minutes, and then you can go about your day without lingering issues. You are even able to drive yourself home after having laughing gas administered. Oral sedation requires a longer recovery; someone should drive you to and from your appointment. When you finish your appointment, follow the recovery and aftercare instructions for your specific dental procedure, and do not drive for 24 hours until the anesthesia has worn off.
No, these are procedures we perform in our office on a daily basis, and you do not need to go to the hospital.
For laughing gas, the effects are almost immediate. Oral sedation takes approximately 45 minutes to take effect.
Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.
1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986