Our Dentists Are Experts at Relieving Dental Anxiety in Orlando
Many people suffer from dental anxiety. If you get nervous when considering a trip to the dentist, we can help. Overmeyer Dental Center offers dental sedation and a calm, soothing atmosphere to help you feel at ease during your visit. If you have any questions about relieving dental anxiety in Orlando, just let us know. Here’s what you can expect from our stress-free care:Dr Thomas Talks about dental anxiety Read Transcript
The best thing is to get to know the patient. One, we try to get to know who they are, who their family is, try to relax them. We try to find out what their issue is, their dental issue. We try to find out their past dental experiences, maybe what caused their anxiety, so that we don't repeat history. Some people just need some tender loving care. I mean, you just treat them like you would with a scared child. We have strong topical anesthetics. Second of all, you use good techniques as far as your numbing, that kind of stuff. Third of all, we've got (inaudible), which is a conscious sedation. You're still awake. You never go to sleep. You breathe the gas. Some people call it laughing gas, and it relaxes you and makes you feel like you've had a glass of wine to where you're comfortable during the procedure.
And then after the procedure, you breathe oxygen. You go home totally normal. Last thing we do is sometimes for the extremely fearful patients, we'll prescribe a (inaudible), send them home, have them take it an hour before the appointment. Sometimes also use it in conjunction with the (inaudible). And then as you do it that way each time, they gain confidence in you. And that's why with our office, we've been here a long time. You're not seeing different people each time you go in. Once you get used to somebody, that person isn't gone the next day. So by that time people, once they're comfortable, don't want to leave.
- A skilled team dedicated to creating positive and pleasant dental experiences.
- Expert treatment to help keep your smile bright and your mouth healthy.
- Reduced anxiety about future dental visits.
- A choice of two kinds of sedation, if you need it.
- Peace of mind knowing that professionals are taking care of your smile.
Call us today at (407) 871-3143 to schedule an appointment for gentle dentistry.
Sedation Will Help You Completely Relax
Inhaled sedation is a type of dental sedation recommended for patients with mild to moderate fear or anxiety. It is one of the safest sedation methods for both children and adults, and it is used routinely in dental clinics. We can use it for virtually any procedure, from teeth cleaning to an extraction.
Inhaled sedation uses laughing gas, a colorless, odorless gas that calms the central nervous system. A small mask is placed over the patient’s nose, and the gas is pumped through the mask. The amount of gas inhaled can be adjusted depending on the level of anxiety. Inhaled sedation works quickly – almost immediately after inhalation, you will feel the sedative effects.
You will be conscious throughout your visit and shouldn’t fall asleep or feel nauseated. After your treatment is complete, your dentist will remove the mask to reverse the effects of sedation. Most patients feel normal right away, but some may take longer to recover. If you’ve had a particularly lengthy or complicated dental procedure, have someone drive you home.
Our top-notch staff cares about your dental experience! We will do whatever we can to help you feel at home. In addition to laughing gas, we can also offer oral conscious sedation depending on your specific situation. Please talk to our team if you think you would benefit from additional dental sedation options.
When you need help relieving dental anxiety in Orlando, visit the team that specializes in comfortable care. Call us today to schedule your appointment: (407) 871-3143.