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Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Island Tower Dentistry

Oral Sedation Dentistry

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 dentistry 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 Dentistry

Sedation dentistry 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.

Sedation dentistry 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, Dr. Whelen, and their qualified team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office support staff are ready to assist you with all of your dental needs, including sedation dentistry in Marco Island. 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.



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