We understand that patients may be nervous to visit the dentist. Dental anxiety is a real issue for many people and can sometimes cause dental care to be delayed. Our team members are kind, compassionate, and understanding of this and we always strive to make patients feel comfortable. In addition, we offer safe sedative options to keep patients relaxed during their visits with us.
We want to ensure patients of all ages in Jacksonville, FL are getting the care or treatment they deserve. Patients who are apprehensive, haven’t visited the dentist for a while, or are in need of treatment can call today to schedule an appointment and request dental sedation for their visit.
Sedation With Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation administered in our office as a breathable gas. A mask is placed over the patient’s nose and the gas is inhaled by the patient. Effects of the sedative begin taking place quickly; patients will feel more relaxed and carefree while also being awake and capable of responding to the dentist’s instructions or questions.
Upon the completion of treatment, the mask is removed and effects wear off very fast. This allows patients to safely drive home or return to normal activity after leaving the office.
An oral sedative is a stronger form of sedation that may be helpful for patients undergoing long procedures or needing a stronger sedative. Oral sedation is provided as a pill and takes some time to become effective; patients using this option may be instructed to take the sedative about an hour before their scheduled procedure. Because oral sedatives can make patients feel sleepy, it will be necessary for a friend or family member to be present to drive patients to and from the office.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
At our office, you will find a team of dental professionals that truly care about you and your wellbeing. That’s why we provide the best services, treatments, and comfort options to our patients.
Visiting the dentist’s office can be a nerve-racking experience for patients of any age, and we want to change that. We will do everything we can to ensure every patient has a fantastic experience in our office. It is our hope that every patient will leave our office with a newfound confidence in attending their appointment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! You will be glad you did!