Relax- we’re here to help
AS ONE OF THE AREA’S MOST EXPERIENCED SEDATION DENTISTRY PROVIDERS, THE STAFF AT FAMILY DENTISTRY UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS
For some, the thought of dental visits cause fear and anxiety. Whether because of previous trauma, or other reasons, some patients prefer to utilize care options that allow them to relax and even nap through their dental treatment.
As one of the area’s most experienced sedation dentistry provider, the staff at Family Dentistry understand your concerns. Our staff has completed extensive additional, post-doctoral education and training through the nationally recognized Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) to provide specialty sedation dentistry services to those who suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Our team offers one of the few sedation dental practices in the Tampa Bay area who have the extensive training and accreditation necessary to provide sedation services.
We understand that fear may be cause for some patients to avoid proper dental care. It’s one of the reasons that our gentle staff take special care to keep you calm, comfortable and relaxed. All our treatment rooms are customized with nitrous oxide for patients with special concerns, relieving any need for anxiety.
Experience anxiety free dentistry. Call us today in Spring Hill at (352) 596-7388 or Brooksville at (352) 799- 5449 and schedule your appointment today.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY?
You and your dentist will decide what level of anesthesia is right for you. Some patients prefer a higher level of anesthesia than others. Children, and those with a condition, such as a dental phobia may require a higher level of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia administered by your dentist is generally more dependent on your individual preferences.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES AND LEVELS OF ANESTHESIA?
Topical anesthetics are frequently used by our team and his associates to numb an area in preparation for administering an injectable local anesthetic. Injectable local anesthetics such as Lidocaine, numb mouth tissues in a specific area of your mouth for a short period of time.
Conscious sedation can be used to help you relax during a dental procedure. Our dentists may administer an anti-anxiety agent, such as nitrous oxide, or a sedative, in combination with a local anesthetic for pain. During conscious sedation, you remain calm during treatment, yet rational and responsive to speech and touch.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DENTIST PRIOR TO RECEIVING ANY ANESTHESIA?
We need to know about all the medications that you are taking, any allergic reactions you’ve had to medicines in the past, and your past and present health conditions. It’s important that you answer your dentist’s questions completely and ask about your concerns.
This way your dentist will be sure to tell you everything you need to know before receiving treatment. For example, in some cases, your anesthesia treatment may require that you suspend certain medications or abstain from eating or drinking for a period of time before the treatment.
IS ANESTHESIA SAFE?
Although taking any medication involves a certain amount of risk, the drugs that produce anesthesia are entirely safe when administered by a trained anesthesia provider. Ask questions about any procedure that you are not familiar with. Good communication between the dentist and the patient is the best way of insuring safety.
Since 1987, our team at Family Dentistry of Hernando Inc. have been bringing healthy bright smiles to their patients. With Dental offices conveniently located in Spring Hill and Brooksville, Family Dentistry serves dental patients in Hernando, Pasco, Citrus and Sumter counties, including the communities of Spring Hill, Brooksville, Bayonet Point, Dade City and the surrounding area. Family Dentistry provides a personal approach to your overall dental health that starts with a smile.
From annual check-ups, crowns and bridges, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, dental implants, pediatric dentistry for patients age five and older, periodontal procedures along with a complete host of dental health services. Family Dentistry also offers emergency dental services to all our patients. Decades of experience, a caring support staff, two convenient locations, the most advanced medical technology available, and ample parking, make achieving your dental health goals more convenient than ever. It’s all here, designed to give you a healthy, confident, white smile.
Take the first step to a healthy smile and call us in Spring Hill at (352) 596-7388 or Brooksville at (352) 799- 5449 and schedule your appointment today.
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