Many people feel a lot of anxiety about going to the family dentist. If you do get nervous, the team at Dr. Ramon Bana DDS will help to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Dr. Ramon Bana provides sedation dentistry in Miami to make going to your dentist a painless and stress-free procedure. Our sedation dentist will provide you with a comfortable, safe environment with effective sedation techniques. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How sedation is applied ultimately depends on the severity of the anxiety. Overall, sedation dentistry will help your anxiety during your treatment and make you more comfortable, which will improve your dental experience.
Patients Who Benefit from Sedation Dentistry
- Those who have a fear of being at the dentist.
- Those who find it difficult sitting still for long periods of time.
- Those who feel apprehension about certain dental procedures.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
A sedation dentist uses many different types of techniques to reduce anxiety.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation – A patient breathes nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, combined with oxygen through a mask that is placed over the nose. We control the amount of sedation you receive based on your situation. The gas tends to wear off relatively quickly.
Oral Conscious Sedation – Depending upon the total dose given, oral sedation can be used for minimal to moderate sedation. We will prescribe a conscious sedation pill to make you more relaxed. It’s usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy but you will remain awake.
IV Conscious Sedation – This type of sedation allows the patient to receive the sedation drug through an IV. This method also allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation.
Understanding the range of choices that are available to relieve anxiety can be very useful and comforting. Please contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which option is right for you. We’re proud to be the family dentist Miami trusts!
Call our office in Miami at (305) 857-3731—we are looking forward to making your experience easier.