Sedation Dentistry

Biscayne Wellness Center Offers Dental Sedation in Miami

Have you had traumatic dental experience, bad gag reflex or high levels of fear of the dentist? Are you looking for a sedation dentist in Miami? At Biscayne Wellness Center, we have incorporated tips from magicians who make distraction an art form and have applied them to oral sedation in Miami, FL. 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, located between Downtown, Miami and Midtown, Miami, we go to great lengths to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. If the distractions aren’t enough, then the use of conscious sedation dentistry which includes 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!

Dental Sedation Types in Miami, FL

At Biscayne Wellness Center, we offer a couple different dental sedation options. These include:

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 — A dental sedation pill is used for sedation purposes which 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.

Dental Sedation Cost in Miami

The cost of dental sedation is between $100 – $300 dollars depending on the amount of time it is in use. If you are concerned about the cost of sedation dentistry in Miami, we offer interest-free financing in Miami at Biscayne Wellness Center!

After Dental Sedation

Once the dental treatment is completed, the inhalation sedation is removed. Most patients will feel normal again within a few short minutes. Because the effect of dental sedation pill lasts longer, you will likely feel a little groggy after the treatment is complete. We recommend patients that undergo oral sedation go home to rest immediately after the treatment. Avoid operating any kind of machinery until the effect of the dental sedation wears off.

Top Miami dentist, Dr. Julio Hernandez, can help you determine whether a sedation dentistry is right for you. Dental sedation is safe and effective. Please make sure your dentist is aware of any medications or recreational drugs you are taking to help prevent any complications. At Biscayne Wellness Center, we strive to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. We offer dental sedation to our patients to ensure their comfort. Call us at 305-572-1600 to schedule a free consultation and ask about our dental sedation options for you.