Sedation Dentistry

Did you know that upwards of 10% of Americans avoid the dentist due to fear? Dental anxiety and phobia are more common than you may think.

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But, they should never keep you from maintaining proper oral health! At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach, we offer sedation dentistry which utilizes medication to keep you relaxed during any dental procedure.


What Types of Sedation Dentistry is Available?

We offer two types of sedation dentistry at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach. Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation. Once it is inhaled, you will enter a state of calmness, as well as a reduction in pain. Nitrous oxide is safe for nearly any patient, regardless of age, and leaves you capable of driving yourself home.

Oral Conscious Sedation is a stronger form of sedation and allows for deeper relaxation during dental treatment. So, while you will be able to stand, walk, and answer questions, a friend or family member will need to drive you home. You also may experience minor memory loss if the procedure.

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What Should I Consider Before Sedation Dentistry?

Your oral health impacts your overall health. That is why it is essential to see your dentist twice a year. Sedation dentistry makes that possible for people with very real fear of the dentist. In order to guarantee your safety, you must be honest with our dentist about the following:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Herbal and nutritional supplements you currently take
  • Allergies
  • Any health conditions

Your safety and comfort are our top priority at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach. So, contact us today to discuss your options regarding sedation dentistry.

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