It is estimated that as many as 75% of American adults experience some degree of fear when visiting the dentist…
Do you ever feel anxious or nervous about your upcoming dental appointment? You’re not alone! For some people, approximately 5-10% of the population, they experience more than just anxiety and nerves with a more serious fear known as dental phobia. Here at Larry Saylor’s dental practice in Tampa, Florida we use sedation dentistry to help ease the worry patients feel when visiting the dentist.
What is sedation dentistry and do I need it?
To help minimize the fear of dental procedures we use pharmacological agents to calm and relax our nervous patients prior to and during their dental appointment. Oral conscious sedation is perfect for those who:
– Suffer dental fears, phobias or intense anxiety or nerves
– Are time-poor and require multiple treatments in one appointment
One of the benefits of sedation dentistry is that patients often feel like their dental procedure has lasted only a few minutes, even if it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can be performed in fewer appointments.
Sedation with no needles!
Here at Larry Saylor’s dental practice we understand that if you have fears of heading to the dentists you more than likely will not be a fan of getting needles either! That’s why we use sedation methods to ensure our patients can be put at ease without the use of any needles. The technique we use requires no needles, so you can gain the care you need with no pain and minimal recollection of the experience.
Why choose sedation dentistry?
Well, besides helping with your dental fears, sedation dentistry can allow us to perform multiple procedures in one or few appointments, which means you can save time coming in for several visits. Here at Larry Saylor’s dental practice we understand the busy schedule of our patients which is why we provide ‘same day’ crowns and removal of amalgam fillings all in one appointment. Our double up procedures will ensure we have you in and out of here with a brilliant new smile with quality results and best of all we can use our sedation treatments to ensure you are put at ease for the duration of your visit.
Virtually pain free dentistry…
At Larry Saylor’s dental practice we are now using the STA System of anesthesia for our patients. This computer-controlled injection system has been shown in studies to decrease patients’ fear levels by 75-80% over traditional needle injections- after only one use! Say goodbye to the days of numb lips, tongue and cheeks as this anesthesia system targets the exact area of the mouth to be treated, leaving the rest of your mouth completely unaffected. The STA system works by notifying the clinician that the needle has entered the correct area by providing a series of tones and lights, which avoids the need for more invasive techniques. Using this method also reduces the need for multiple injections, allowing you to have a more comfortable and relaxing experience with us.
If you experience dental phobia or even mild fears of going to the dentist and it is causing you to avoid necessary dental procedures, than sedation dentistry may be the comforting help you need to get you through your dental checkups and procedures. Here at Larry Saylor’s we pride ourselves on the comfort we provide for our patients and will help you get through your dental fears with our sedation options.