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Do you have a child that’s afraid of seeing the dentist? Or do you start to feel a little anxious yourself when the time comes for a checkup? Dental anxiety is nothing to be embarrassed about; Dr. Ponnaganti is more than happy to make accommodations for you and your loved ones so that your visits can be completed as quickly as possible without any undue stress. The next time you call for an appointment, don’t forget to ask about the available options for sedation dentistry in Westchase, FL.
For those with deep-seated anxieties toward dental care or need extra help sitting still for a lengthy procedure, we generally recommend oral conscious sedation. Simply put, you’ll take medication before the procedure begins so that you feel rested and relaxed by the time you get to our dental office. You won’t be asleep, but you most likely won’t remember what happened during your treatment either. Keep in mind that the sedative won’t fully wear off by the time the treatment ends; you’ll need another adult to drive you home, and you should plan to rest for the remainder of the day.
Nitrous oxide sedation is generally the most suitable solution for anyone who only has a minor fear of dental care. The sedative is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a special nasal mask. It takes effect fairly quickly after being inhaled and puts you in a relaxed state where you’re still conscious but fully comfortable with what is going on around you. Don’t worry about driving yourself home; nitrous oxide wears off fairly quickly after it stops being applied.
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