Many patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. Some even put off important treatments because of this anxiety which puts their dental health at risk. That is why at Modern Day Smiles, we try to do our best when it comes to making your experience with us a positive one. We offer a supportive and soothing atmosphere where a patient can feel at ease. Additionally, we offer sedation dentistry in order to ensure you are comfortable during dental treatment.
An oral sedative is administered in the form of a pill. A mild to moderate sedation effect can be produced by adjusting the dosage. The pill is generally given to the patient about thirty minutes before their procedure to help relieve them of their dental anxiety. The sedative takes some time to wear off, so it is recommended that the patient is accompanied by someone who can drive them home after the appointment.
An anesthetic is used to prevent a patient from feeling pain during their dental treatment. An anesthesia injection numbs the nerves in the area of the mouth that is being treated and therefore make the procedure painless.
If you suffer from high dental anxiety, the office of Modern Day Smiles can help you smile with ease again. Call us at (813) 296-2366 to ask about our sedation dentistry services. Our office is conveniently located at 7002 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33615.