Anxiety-Free Dentistry with our Fort Lauderdale Sedation Dentist
We’re always doing whatever we can to make appointments comfortable and stress-free for our valued patients. Plenty of amenities like free snacks, blankets, and Wi-Fi are available, but we understand that these touches aren’t always enough to relieve those frustrating feelings of stress and anxiety. That’s why our wide variety of available services now includes multiple sedation dentistry services, including general anesthesia from our on-site anesthesiologist, Dr. Eitan Gross. Contact our Fort Lauderdale, FL practice today if you’d like to discuss undergoing sedation dentistry at your next appointment!
Complete Sleep Dentistry
Our team is dedicated to offering the highest quality care for all of our patients, and that includes ensuring patient comfort at every stage of treatment. We have a certified dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Eitan Gross, on our team. Dr. Gross is one of only a handful of dentists in the entire country who has completed the appropriate training to offer complete sleep dentistry. That means we’re able to offer all levels of sedation from local to general anesthesia and every stage in between. Most importantly, we’re able to provide our patients this service in complete comfort and safety. If you have questions about dental sedation and anesthesiology, we invite you to call our team or discuss sedation options during your next appointment at our Fort Lauderdale dental office.
IV sedation is similar to oral conscious sedation, but the medicine is administered intravenously. This allows our team to safely adjust the dosage during the procedure in order to ensure the patient’s full comfort. While patients should remain awake during their procedure while under IV sedation, the effects can be so strong that they remember very little about the appointment once the effects have worn off.
General anesthesia is the ideal sedation option for patients who are severely fearful of treatment, mentally or physically challenged, or in need of multiple, complex procedures that could take the better part of the day. Our on-site anesthesiologist will render the patient fully unconscious and monitor their vitals, allowing them to sleep comfortably as their oral health and beauty is improved by our team here in Fort Lauderdale.
Relax at the Dentist’s Office with Sedation Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale
At Mingel Dental, we work hard each and every day to make the dental care process a comfortable one for our patients. Despite our best efforts, though, we understand that many people struggle to feel truly at ease when undergoing treatment. That’s why Dr. Mingel and our team have chosen to invest in sedation dentistry. Our practice features virtually all levels of sedation so that we’re able to cater to each and every patient who is in need of a little extra help relaxing – we even have a certified dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Eitan Gross, on our staff! If you’d like to learn more about these options or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us here in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Do I Need Sedation Dentistry?
If any of the following symptoms are a fit for you, sedation dentistry may be an option worth exploring:
- You regularly experience feelings of nervous, anxiety, or outright fear when faced with an upcoming dental appointment.
- You have a sensitive gag reflex.
- You find it difficult or painful to sit still for long periods of time.
- You have a fear of the tools, sounds, and/or sights that are common in a dentist’s office.
- You’re in need of several complex procedures that can be completed in a single day.
- You or your loved one has special needs (either physical or mental) that it make it virtually impossible to undergo dentistry under one’s own power.
The available types of sedation dentistry include:
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves the prescription of a small pill that is taken at a set point (usually an hour or so) before your procedure is set to begin. The pill should help the patient achieve a very relaxed and drowsy state; in fact, many patients don’t even remember much about the visit even though they technically remain awake throughout the experience. You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home from our practice and keep an eye on you for the rest of the day until the effects have fully worn off.
IV sedation is similar to oral conscious sedation, but the sedative medication is administered directly into the blood stream intravenously instead of orally. Right away, patients should enter a heightened state of relaxation. While they will remain technically conscious, you will be in such a deeply comfortable state of mind that you likely won’t remember much of anything about the process.
While under IV sedation, Dr. Gross will monitor the patient’s breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate very carefully to ensure that they’re safe. Afterwards, patients will likely feel groggy, and they will need to be driven home by a trustworthy escort.
General anesthesia is the ideal sedation option for patients who suffer from extreme fear, anxiety, or physical/mental challenges that make it difficult to remain still. Dr. Gross will render the patient fully unconscious, making sure to monitor their vitals at every stage of the treatment process. You will be entirely unaware of what’s happening around you, and you’ll wake up with a healthier, happier smile without any memories that might be potentially unpleasant. Whether it’s been six months since your last checkup or six years, sedation dentistry makes it possible to get back on the right track towards lifelong oral health!
Request a Free Consultation to Talk About Sedation
We know it might have been a while since you last saw the dentist. And that is okay. We never judge patients, and we work exceptionally hard to ensure that you are always comfortable and on-board every step of the way. Sedation dentistry makes it possible to reverse years of neglect and poor oral health care in one well-managed appointment, often times without remembering any details from your visit. Complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.