Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in St. Johns, FL

When visiting the dentist, Dr. Neal Patel and Dr. Alesia Apana want to know that you can be comfortable and relaxed. If you require something extra to take the edge off, our team can help you feel comfortable through sedation dentistry. When you book an appointment, let us know if you are interested in dental sedation. Our near Jacksonville, FL, sedation dentists will work to accommodate your needs.

How It Works

Yes, the methods of sedation used in dentistry are incredibly safe. Laughing gas is administered mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. Your dentist will carefully control the amount you receive, and you will be monitored the entire time. Laughing gas also wears off quickly after your appointment, with you even being given all clear to drive home afterward.

The local anesthetic administered in the mouth where your dental work is being completed is also highly safe. The effects will also wear off quickly after the work has been completed leaving you with no lingering side effects.

When to Call the Dentist

Anxiety about visiting the dentist often keeps people from making even routine checkups. This can have terrible consequences for your oral health.

If this sounds familiar, the highly trained team at Vitalize Dental will do all they can to make you feel better about your appointment. From the moment you walk into our office, you will be welcomed into a warm and relaxed environment. You are welcome to relax with a beverage, and during treatment, you can watch Netflix.

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Aside from our comforting amenities, we offer nitrous oxide dental sedation and local anesthesia during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation in dentist offices. Even though sedation dentistry is nicknamed “sleep dentistry,” nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep. Instead, it reduces anxiety in an innocuous and non-invasive way.

For some procedures, local anesthesia is necessary to numb the gums and surrounding area. Modern local anesthesia is reliable and makes dentistry virtually painless. If you’re scared of needles, laughing gas can be used before a local injection to take away needle anxiety in some cases.

Relax with Sedation Dentistry in St. Johns, FL

The team at Vitalize Dental understands that many people fear dental treatment. We are committed to doing everything we can to make our patients comfortable while they are here. For information about sedation dentistry in St. Johns, Florida, contact Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana at (904) 770-5713 or message us online.