Extraction, Sedation, Wisdom tooth extraction

  • Sedation
    • a-Nitours oxide sedation 

Nitrous oxide (also known as “Laughing gas”) is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help you to relax during certain procedures. Though it is not intended to put you to sleep, breathing it normally through your nose it will show it affects by making you feel calm and comfortable. You will fear your fear and anxiety disappear in few short minutes and will be able to sit and relax through the procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed and once the procedure is completed you will be able to drive yourself home as well. If you feel anxious thinking about the visiting your dentist, you do not need to worry. You are welcome to make a preliminary visit to your dentist and discuss if your eligible for this type of sedation. Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.

    • b-IV sedation

If you are the person with facing moderate to severe anxiety when it comes to going through with dental procedures then this type of sedation can cover a wider range of your needs with greater effectiveness, flexibility, and safety.

b IV sedation makes it possible for patients with severe anxieties and dental phobias to be successfully treated as it is administered intravenously. IV sedation is very safe and easy and starts having its effect within a few seconds and will ease your anxiety before the procedure begins. Medication is given right into your blood stream and it works quickly and effectively. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part or all of your procedure afterwards.

IV sedation makes long or complex procedures seem shorter, allowing you to have all of your work done in a single visit in many cases. As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. The benefit of IV sedation is that the level of medication can be adjusted during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Your heart rate and breathing are monitored very closely while you are being medicated because your safety is our number one concern. Due to control dosage the recovery time is much faster. he patient will usually have little or no memory of any unpleasant dental procedures. 

Performed much faster and in fewer appointments. During IV sedation procedures another staff member monitors the patient’s vital signs, while the sedation dentist is free to focus on the dental treatments without distractions and without worrying about the patient feeling discomfort. Time saving is an important benefit of IV sedation for busy patients with a strict schedule.

Don’t wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your dentist about IV sedation to see if it is right for you.

    • c-oral sedation:

Oral sedation involves the administration of a sedative pill, which takes maximum effect from anywhere from 30min-1hr after it’s given.  It can be effective, but according to Florida law only one dose can be given per appointment.  Because every patient responds differently to a single dose, this method can be very unpredictable and the desired level of sedation may never be obtained. For this reason we usually encourage our patients to consider using Nitrous Oxide or IV Sedation, both of which can be easily adjusted during any dental procedure.  A designated driver is necessary for oral sedation, and patients are expected to limit their activities for the remainder of the day.

  • Wisdom teeth extraction:

Wisdom tooth is extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. Some of the problems that can occur when wisdom teeth come in are:

Your jaw may not be large enough for them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums.

Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause your gums to become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of infection.

More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst.

One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.

Though for some people the gums may have enough room to grow naturally it is important to do a routine check to ensure healthy and correct growth of wisdom teeth. If neglected it can cause infection which may cause additional process and delay in the extraction of the teeth as infection may have to be healed. Routine x-rays during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.