Enjoy Relaxing Dental Visits with Oral Conscious Sedation
Our mission at John E. Russo, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Orlando, Florida, is to provide dentistry to all. However, this milestone only remains a pipe dream if you can’t gather the courage to visit us. We take steps to remove obstacles that block you from accessing the dental care you deserve. Dr. John E. Russo and the team offer both nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation to overcome dental anxiety for a pleasant dental experience.
Sit back and relax: How oral conscious sedation works
Dental fear is so common that there’s actually a scientific name for it: odontophobia. Dental fear stems from many factors, including past negative experiences, loss of control, fear of needles, etc. Millions of Americans suffer from dental fear, which can be severe enough to prevent them from visiting a dentist. Delaying dental care allows minor problems to develop into significant ones. Of course, having a bigger problem makes dental visits even more intimidating, feeding into the cycle of dental fear and avoidance.
We can help you overcome dental fear with oral sedation. This method involves taking a prescription pill an hour before your treatment. By the time our dentist works on you, you are comfortably sedated. You may feel drowsy or groggy, but you’ll still be awake to respond to verbal cues from our dental team. Sometimes, the relaxation is so deep that you may fall asleep, but a slight nudge is enough to arouse you.
Many patients rarely remember the details of treatment after oral sedation. This sedation is ideal for patients undergoing lengthy, complex treatments. In fact, many assume their treatment lasted minutes, while in reality, it took hours. However, since the sedation effects of this method take time to fade, you must have someone drive you to and from our office.
Benefits of sedation dentistry
If you are one of those patients who dread dental visits, sedation dentistry is the solution you need. Sedation dentistry calms your nerves to receive the dental care you deserve.
These are the benefits of sedation dentistry.
- Improves dental experience
- Minimizes pain
- Faster treatment time
- Suitable for most patients
- It’s safe when administered by a qualified dentist
You no longer have to forgo dental treatments. Sedation dentistry in Orlando, FL, enables patients with dental anxiety, strong gag reflex, and low pain tolerance to undergo dental treatments comfortably. If you have been avoiding your dentist because of dental fear, don’t delay your dental care anymore. Instead, call (407) 470-1224 to discuss pain-free dentistry with Dr. John E. Russo.