You’ve heard of Catch-22. I bet you’ve never heard the term applied to dentistry. Many people fear going to the dentist and as a result, dentists developed a process called sedation dentistry to calm the jittery nerves of patients. However, sedation dentistry conjures up scary feelings as well, so some patients have an unfounded fear in the process. Fortunately for those patients, sedation dentistry in Florida at the Stuart Dental Spa goes a long way towards mitigating the anxiety caused by a dentist putting you to sleep.
Sedation dentistry involves a process that utilises medication to help anxious patients relax during even the most common types of dental care. Some dentists refer to it as “sleep dentistry,” although that term is a bit misleading because you several different options of sedation. Minimal sedation means you’re awake, but relaxed. The next sedation level is called moderate, which is akin to slurring your words and not remembering much of what went on in the dentist chair. Deep sedation puts you on the verge of unconsciousness, but you can still wake up during a procedure. Finally, general anesthesia involves a short stint in la-la land.
Dr. Rita Medwid has developed a solution to both pre procedure anxiety and fear of sedation dentistry in Florida. Residents of the SunshineState that tremble in fear before dentist visits can relax under Dr. Medwid’s care at the Stuart Dental Spa. As a sedation dentist, Dr, Medwid understand and empathizes with the dental phobias experienced by Florida residents and she knows the phobias prevent many Floridians from obtaining proper dental care. Sedation dentistry in Florida is also recommended for patients who experience intense gag reflexes, incur acute jaw soreness, and have physical limitations that include neck and back stiffness.
If you fear dental appointments, contact the Stuart Dental Spa for a peace of mind. You don’t have to undergo a root canal or a four wisdom tooth extraction to receive sedation. The simplest teeth cleaning procedures can cause a rise in blood pressure. Our expertly trained staff reviews your medical history, including the intake of medications, to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you. Not everyone is cut out for sedation dentistry, but everyone who makes the cut enjoys a peaceful time in the dentist chair.