What Are The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry?

What Are The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry?
Posted on 01/07/2019
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Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

Dr's Holbrook & Horak and staff aim to provide all of our patients with the most comfortable dental experience possible! We recognize that many of our patients, both young and old, are fearful of dental treatments and procedures; which is why we are proud to offer sedation dentistry to those in need. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to remain fast asleep while we work on their teeth, giving them the peace of mind they need to get through their treatment with ease.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, otherwise known as “sleep dentistry,” is when one of our dentists utilizes medications to help our patients relax, remain comfortable, and even to fall asleep! This medication can come in several different strengths that range from minimal to deep sedation. These sedation medications can be inhaled, taken orally via a pill, administered through an IV, or through general anesthesia. Each type of sedation is used based upon the procedure being done and the level of anxiety the patient is feeling.

Am I Eligible For Sedation Dentistry?

Before your appointment, make sure you consult with one of our staff members, as there are many factors that contribute to your ability to being sedated. A history of cardiac disease, diabetes, and some respiratory diseases may prevent you from being sedated, so talking through your medical history with our dental team is critically important.

What Are The Advantages Of Sedation Dentistry?


For those who are fearful of even the smallest dental procedure, sedation dentistry will allow you to remain calm and comfortable during your entire treatment period. Our doctors will administer sedation medication based upon the intensity and length of your operation, ensuring that you are resting easy through the entire process. Once your treatment is completed, you will wake up feeling well-rested and relaxed with little to no memory of your procedure.

Faster Procedure Time With Accurate Results

Oftentimes, sedation dentistry allows our dentists to perform all of the necessary dental work you need done in one office visit, covering more ground in a shorter amount of time! Additionally, being sedated will provide our team with a steady baseline to perform intricate treatments, as anxiety-ridden patients who aren’t sedated can unconsciously move their head and mouth frequently during their operation.

Easier Treatment For Those With Special Needs

For patients with special needs - includingSensory Processing Disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders that impair the nervous system - sedation dentistry can provide an effective and comfortable office visit. Before sedation dentistry, it was difficult to convince special needs individuals with processing disorders to visit their dentist, as their hypersensitivity can cause immense discomfort and fear. With sedation dentistry our dentists can clean teeth or perform surgical dental procedures on both children and adults who experience any type of processing disorder.


Call For Sedation Dentistry Today!

For those who are fearful of visiting the dentist, or for those who experience mental processing disorders, sedation dentistry can provide the comfort you need to successfully get through all types of dental treatments. To find out if you or a loved one are a candidate for sedation dentistry, don’t hesitate to contact our office in Venice, FL, today!

Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. & Jose M. Horak, D.M.D.

  • Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. and Jose M. Horak, D.M.D. - 200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292 Phone: 941-484-3885

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