Sedation Dentistry

WHY SEDATION DENTISTRY?

Tamiami Dental Center can help you get the care you need. Nearly 75% of people suffer from some level of anxiety. Here at Tamiami Dental Center and Spa we can help you to control the level of anxiety that keeps you from visiting the dentist. Ignoring your dental health is the biggest mistake people make. Call our office today at 305-553-9655 to schedule your appointment.

ANESTHESIA

Tamiami Dental Center and Spa has several methods of anesthesia available to help you with your dental treatment.

Local Anesthesia : The patient remains totally conscious throughout the procedure. A local anesthetic (e.g. lidocaine) is administered in the area where the treatment is to be performed. Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with the other methods of anesthesia in all oral surgery procedures.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthesia: Tamiami Dental Center offer Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic a mixture of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen is administered through a nasal breathing apparatus. The patient remains conscious in a relaxed condition. Nitrous oxide has a sedative and analgesic (pain- controlling) effect. Depending on your specific concerns and needs Tamiami Dental Center doctors may recommend Oral Sedation or Conscious IV Sedation.

Oral Sedation: Tamiami Dental Center dentists will prescribe prescription medications to help you relax before your appointment. Oral sedation is often used in conjunction with Nitrous Oxide to help eliminate or reduce anxiety before treatment. There are several commonly prescribed medications. Each medication lasts for a different period. Tamiami Dental Center doctors first determine what type of oral conscious sedation is right for you.

Conscious IV Sedation:  Tamiami Dental Center also offers Intravenous or IV conscious sedation. Office-Based General Anesthesia with Local Anesthetic*Medications are administered through an intravenous line (I.V.). The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed. Medications most commonly used are Fentanyl (opiate), Versed (benzodiazepine). Supplemental oxygen is delivered through a nasal breathing apparatus and the patient’s vital signs are closely monitored. Depending on your overall physical health. Dr. Rafael Urbino our sedation specialist will decide if you are a candidate for this type of sedation. Should you elect to receive IV conscious sedation, you need to make plans to have a family member to drive you home.

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