Sedation Dentistry near Coral Gables, FL

Sedation in Coral Gables, FL

What is sedation dentistry?

Our AVM Dentistry team understands that many patients are hesitant about dental visits due to anxiety or fears. Different levels of anesthesia and sedation allow your dentist in Coral Gables, FL to treat you in a manner that you find comfortable. Dr. Velazquez will assess your treatment options and recommend a level of sedation that will allow you to relax during your procedure. An in depth consultation prior to administering anesthesia helps to optimize the long-term outcome for your procedure while assuming a minimal risk for complications.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide therapy or “laughing gas” is a mild sedative that is commonly used in dentistry. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is administered through a small mask over your nose. This allows you to achieve a level of relaxation as well as reduce pain during the procedure. Nitrous oxide is not addictive and exits the body within a few minutes.

Oral Sedation

AVM Dentistry offers oral sedation for patients who prefer a more moderate level of sedation. Some patients are given oral medications that are administered directly to the affected area while dental work is performed. Others may be put in a deeper state of relaxation, but will still be able to respond to light stimulation. Patients may feel drowsy and fall asleep during the procedure. Those who choose to be sedated are required to follow a few pre-procedural recommendations and have a driver available to assist them on the day of their procedure.

General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness where a patient cannot feel, see, or hear anything during the procedure. The medication can be administered through various routes and is an extension of deep sedation, helping limit movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A highly trained and specialized anesthesiologist is required to provide this type of anesthesia to assure absolute patient safety. Our team at AVM Dentistry is trained to provide this service!

Before Treatment

It is important to prepare at home before your procedure. For the best possible healing, follow all of Dr. Velazquez’s specific recommendations.

After Treatment

If you’re receiving sedation or anesthesia, you may be taken into a recovery room after the procedure. If you only have local anesthesia, your quick recovery time will most likely be in the dental chair. For the best possible healing, follow all of Dr.Velazquez’s specific recommendations.

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