Sedation Dentist – Wesley Chapel, FL

Helping Patients with Dental Anxiety

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Plenty of people struggle with fear or anxiety when it comes to any kind of dental work. Dr. Ali completely understands these feelings and wants to take whatever steps he can to make each patient’s dental experience as pleasant as possible. If you have dental anxiety, you might benefit from having sedation dentistry in Wesley Chapel performed at your next appointment; give our dental office a call today to learn more about this option and how it might be able to help you.

Why Choose Kaizen Family Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Multiple Options for Sedation
  • Dentist That Focuses on Patient Comfort
  • Emphasis on Convenient Dental Care

Oral Conscious Sedation

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If you’re undergoing an extensive dental procedure or suffer from severe dental anxiety, we may suggest oral conscious sedation. You’ll take some special medication before your procedure; the effects will keep you in a deeply relaxed state. You might doze off, but we can easily wake you up so that you can answer our questions and follow directions as needed. Make sure you arrange to have someone else drive you home; it will take time for the effects of oral conscious sedation to wear off entirely.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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When only mild sedation is needed, we will likely recommend nitrous oxide. Once you start inhaling it, you’ll find yourself feeling more relaxed. The level of sedation can be adjusted to make sure you stay comfortable at all times during your treatment. After your procedure, it will only take a few minutes of breathing in regular air for the effects of the nitrous oxide to wear off. You can generally expect to be able to drive yourself home or back to work.

IV Sedation

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IV sedation is typically reserved for patients with extreme phobias or certain conditions that might make it difficult to have dental work done. The sedative is administered straight to your bloodstream, so it takes effect very quickly. You’ll be very drowsy, and you likely won’t even remember anything about your treatment; however, you will not actually be unconscious. Keep in mind that, just like with oral conscious sedation, you will need someone else to drive you home after an appointment involving IV sedation.

Sleep Dentistry

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In some cases, it might be necessary to put you to sleep while you have dental work done. This is known as sleep dentistry, but we may also refer to it as general anesthesia. Once the medication has been administered, you’ll fall asleep quickly, and you’ll stay unconscious until your treatment is complete. We might recommend this approach if you have a very high tolerance for other types of sedation or if you’re undergoing certain complex procedures.