At Biscayne Wellness Center, we have incorporated tips from magicians who make distraction an art form. Today in the dental office we have wonderful things to help distract you from what we are doing- soft music, comfortable chairs, TV’s, aromatherapy, lip balms, and warm blankets. Today, the dentist should be a pretty cozy place. At Biscayne Wellness Center we go to great lengths to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. If the distractions aren’t enough, then laughing gas and anti-anxiety medications usually do the trick.
In spite of all the distractions we have to offer, we understand that dental fear and anxiety still keeps many patients away from the dental office every year. For these patients, local anesthesia is not enough to treat the psychological factors of their condition — a sedative is often needed to put them at ease during dental treatment. Conscious sedation is an excellent way to treat dental anxiety so your dentist can get to work on your teeth!
At Biscayne Wellness Center, we offer a couple different kinds of oral sedation.
Inhalation Sedation — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is considered a light form of dental sedation. Our team will administer the nitrous oxide though a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas is inhaled through the nose and expelled through the mouth. When the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately with minimal to no side effects or recovery time.
Oral Sedation — Oral medication used for sedation purposes produces a light to moderate effect depending on the strength of the prescription. Oral sedation usually comes in the form of a pill taken up to an hour before the procedure. Although you’ll be able to respond to your dentist’s commands, you may feel sleepy. Recovery time will take longer, and you’ll need an escort to drive you home.
Conscious sedation dentistry allows you to enter a state of relaxation while staying awake during the procedure. Although you won’t feel any pain, you’ll be able to respond to our teams’ questions and commands. As communication is key with any dentist-patient relationship, conscious sedation is an excellent option for fearful dental patients.
Call Biscayne Wellness Center today at (305) 572-1600 for your Free Consultation, or for answers to your questions about Sedation Dentistry.