Sedation Dentisty

Relax with our Coral Gables Sedation Dentistry Options!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to never dread the dentist again? That’s only one of the many benefits of Coral Gables sedation dentistry at Jessica Eagan DDS. If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, our dental team can correct any resulting damage or decay, usually in just one or two visits.

Whether you need a cavity filled, dentures fitted, treatment for sore gums – or even cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth – you’ll float through it all without the stress or fear you’ve experienced before. If you’re one of the many individuals who suffer from a phobia or a medical condition that make a visit to the dentist nearly impossible to bear, this safe, modern alternative may be the right choice for you.

Sedation Dentistry is especially helpful for those with:

  • Intense fear
  • Trauma from an early dental experience
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • A limited timeframe in which to complete dental care

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous Oxide is a “no needle” (no injection) approach that many find appealing for a more relaxing experience. If you are reluctant to having dental procedures done due to anxiety, this can help address some of those fears that keep people from going to the dentist.
Nitrous oxide is administered through a demand-valve inhaler over the nose that only releases gas when the patient inhales through the nose.

What are the advantages of nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide works very rapidly – it reaches the brain within 20 seconds, and relaxation and pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes.

Other sedation techniques have a fixed duration of action (because the effects of pills or intravenous drugs last for a specific time span), whereas gas can be given for the exact time span it’s needed for. It can also be switched off when not needed and then switched on again.

The gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes after the gas supply is stopped. You can safely drive home and don’t need an escort. No injection is required. In cases of very severe needle phobia, getting laughing gas first can help you feel relaxed enough to allow the needle required for IV sedation to be inserted in your arm or hand. The very deep state of sedation achievable through IV sedation will then allow you to accept local anesthetic. Inhalation sedation is very safe. It has very few side effects and the drugs used have no ill effects on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain.

Inhalation sedation has been found to be very effective in eliminating or at least minimizing severe gagging.

Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Who should I try Sedation dentistry in Coral Gables?
Everyone is different. Most people who avoid the dentist suffer from paralyzing fear. Maybe they’ve had a traumatic experience. Some put off going to the dentist because they simply don’t have the time. Others have a low pain tolerance or resistance to the numbing injections that most dentists use. Some dental patients can’t control a gag reflex, and still others are too embarrassed about the condition of their teeth.

No matter what your reason is, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. Dr. Eagan and her team of professionals in Coral Gables often see patients who have not been to a dentist in years. It’s not unusual for us to see patients who require extensive, complex treatment. But the good news is that with sedation dentistry in Coral Gables, we can usually accomplish complete care and restoration in just one comfortable, anxiety free visit.

Don’t wait any longer. If it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a dentist, your teeth are probably deteriorating at an accelerated rate. You don’t want any more damage to occur than already has.

Call Jessica Eagan DDS in Coral Gables today at  (305) 856-1178 to request your appointment with our sedation dental office in Coral Gables.

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