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Oral Conscious Sedation

Island Tower Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation

Do you experience overriding anxiety when confronted with impending needed dental work? Does even the mere thought of a dental procedure bring on a sense of rising panic? If so, then oral conscious sedation may just be for you!
Some individuals experience debilitating fear with even the thought of a dentist appointment. Sedation dentistry allows us to treat patients who suffer from this phobia, and helps ensure the maintenance of their oral health. Using safe medications prior to and during your appointment can help make your appointment a much more comfortable experience by alleviating dental anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry in Marco Island

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Oral conscious, or sedation dentistry, allows us to use medication that helps our patients relax before, during, and after dental procedures. There are two levels of sedation that are typically provided to our patients: minimal sedation, which is a simple relaxer; and moderate (conscious) sedation, wherein you will not recall much of the procedure and you may slur your words. Along with your requested sedation, a local anesthetic is usually needed for most procedures.

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Considering Oral Sedation

Dental sedation is generally used for people who suffer from significant fear or anxiety that prevents them from visiting the dentist, however, it may also be applicable to people who suffer from the following:
  • Suffer from a low pain threshold.
  • Fidgit or squirm while in the dentist's chair.
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex.
  • Need a large amount of dental work completed.

Dental sedation has allowed many people to get the dental care they need that they otherwise would not have received for fear of the dentist. Our dentists are trained to administer and monitor sedation. We are determined to help every patient become as comfortable and relaxed as possible using established methods and protocols. Oral sedation allows us to effectively treat a growing number of patients who previously would not have visited the dentist, putting their oral health at greater risk.

Contact Island Tower Dentistry

Dr. Van Dyke and his qualified team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office support staff are ready to assist you with all of your dental needs. To contact Island Tower Dentistry regarding a dental concern or to make an appointment, call 239-394-1004. Our office is conveniently located at 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145.



  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke is a very courteous and professional dentist. His calming demeanor helps make every patient feel at ease. I definitely recommend him!

    thumb Adam Beno
  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke went out of his way to make my son feel comfortable in one of his first experiences in a dental office. His kindness and wonderful attitude made this experience a very pleasant one. We will go nowhere else from now on. Despite the drive from Naples to Marco Island, the trip is so well worth it.

    thumb Jake Lewis
  • review rating 5  My appointment at Island Tower Dentistry was great. From the very beginning I was greeted by happy, helpful employees that made the visit quite pleasant. Dr. Van Dyke was very thorough and professional. His upbeat personality and bedside manner were above and beyond my expectations. He and his team took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable during my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Dyke and Island Tower Dentistry.

    thumb Michael Tateo
  • review rating 5  Was taken in at the appointed time. Treatment was quick and professionally executed with new modern equipment. Atmosphere was pleasant and caring. Fee was very reasonable for services performed

    thumb Percy Carter
  • review rating 5  Dr. Van Dyke has a very gentle and professional way about him, and I had a great experience today. Getting my filling was almost entirely pain-free! I’ve been going to this practice for years and will continue to do so.

    thumb Dori Scott

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  • 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Ste 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145
  • 239 - 394 - 1004
  • Monday through Thursday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Closed Fridays | Call our office for emergencies

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At Island Tower Dentistry in Marco Island, FL – We are firmly dedicated to outstanding patient care and satisfaction. Our dentists practice state-of-the-art dentistry including cleanings, dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, & more. Call a Marco Island dentist today!
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