Sedation Dentistry

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

Is it really possible to relax in the dentist's chair?  Of course, it is!

For many people, visiting the dentist can cause stress and anxiety.

To find out whether you might benefit from sedation dentistry treatments, please call the smile center to book a consultation at (941) 351-4468 in Sarasota or (941) 497-5451 in Venice to schedule your consultation.

The Smile Centre provides helpful sedation dentistry options for people who may not smile-centre-sedation-dentistry-optionshave seen a dentist in quite some time due to:

  • Dental anxiety                                                                                       
  • Fear of needles
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Have an intense gag reflex
  • Experienced past traumatic dental visits
  • Suffer from a physical disability
  • Have extremely sensitive teeth

Our Sarasota sedation dentistry team can  provide approved medications which help alleviate your anxiety and discomfort all while allowing you to be alert and awake enough to respond to verbal directions.  Sedation dentists typically use a type of medication called benzodiazepines which are administered orally.

Conscious Sedation Dentistry

With conscious sedation dentistry, you are never unconscious or completely 'asleep.' During our Sarasota sedation dentistry, you will be comfortably numb but only up to the point where you are:

  • Completely relaxed
  • Free from pain
  • Minimally aware of your surroundings.

Will sedation dentistry work for me? With conscious sedation dentistry, you will have little memory, if any, of your dental visit. It can be a very successful way to undergo multiple dental procedures in a single visit - rather than to have to keep coming in for appointments.

Afterwards, you will be a little bit groggy. You will need to have family or a friend who can safely drive you home. Most sedatives do wear off in a relatively short span of time.

When considering sedation dentistry in the Sarasota, FL area, please contact The Smile Centre for your free consultation. Please call 941-444-2480 to learn more about our sedation dentistry processes.