Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential for maintaining optimal oral health and catching problems before they turn into something larger. Sadly, a lot of people skip regular dental cleanings and exams because they suffer from severe dental anxiety or have had terrible past experiences at the dentist. At SoBe Dentist, we pride ourselves in providing patients with a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. For patients who need a little extra help staying relaxed, we offer sedation dentistry. Discover how you can enjoy stress-free dental exams and get the care you need with sedation dentistry.
Does This Sound Familiar?
If any of the following statements sound familiar to you, we highly recommend talking to our dentists about your sedation dentistry options.
- You skip the dentist because you’ve had bad experiences in the past
- Dental exams feel extremely painful
- You can’t sleep the night before a dental exam due to stress and anxiety
- You have a strong gag reflex
- Smells or sounds in the dental office increase your anxiety
- You have a strong fear of needles
- Sitting still for long periods feels difficult
- You need a long, invasive, or complicated procedure
If you have ever skipped visiting the dentist because you relate to any of the statements listed above, you might benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can also help you feel more relaxed during your dental appointments. Even if you don’t skip them, if you’re still feeling uncomfortable at the dentist, we want to change that. With sedation dentistry and our friendly and accommodating staff, we want to give you the best experience possible. We believe everyone should get the care they need without dreading a visit to the dentist.
Is Oral Sedation Right For You?
We offer one type of sedation dentistry at our dental office. Based on your needs, we will recommend whether it’s right for you.
The type of sedation dentistry that we administer to our patients is oral sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a pill before your appointment to help you feel relaxed the entire time. We can also provide you with additional medication to take the night before your appointment to help reduce dental anxiety and help you get a good night of sleep. The mild sedative is enough to help you feel relaxed but still allow you to stay conscious throughout your appointment. You might doze off to sleep but if one of our dentists asks you a question, you will still be able to respond. You probably won’t remember much from your dental appointment except enjoying a really good nap.
Oral sedation is a great option for all types of patients who suffer from dental anxiety, or those who want to stay comfortable and relaxed throughout their entire procedure.
It’s important to note that you will require a ride to and from your appointment if you’re using oral sedation dentistry. The side effects can last for several hours after your appointment and will not put you in any condition to drive safely.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can help you have a stress-free dental appointment. You will stay relaxed the entire time! If you’ve had a bad experience at the dentist in the past, using sedation dentistry can help you get over your fear. After several appointments of using sedation dentistry, you might overcome your fear so much that you feel comfortable visiting the dentist without sedation dentistry.
The number one benefit of sedation dentistry is helping patients finally get the dental care they need, including preventive care, without stress and anxiety. This can result in better oral health and fewer problems down the line. When you visit us for dental exams regularly, we can treat problems early and prevent future problems from occurring.
Enjoy a Stress-Free Dental Exam in Miami Beach, FL
If you’ve skipped dental appointments due to dental anxiety, or you dislike visiting the dentist because you feel uncomfortable, we encourage you to try sedation dentistry at your next dental exam. Our Miami Beach dentists and staff are here to accommodate you in any way possible to ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing experience. Please contact us at (305) 535-2225 to book an appointment and to learn more about sedation dentistry.