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Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety can cause you to avoid important trips to the dentist, compromising both your oral health and the appearance of your smile.

Sedation dentistry allows you to receive the treatment you need while helping you stay calm and relaxed in the dentist's chair.

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa uses sedation to help provide Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, with personalized care...

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You are not alone if you experience anxiety about the dentist...

​Types of Sedation Dentistry

Depending on the dentistry procedure being performed and each individual's particular needs, our dentists can provide a variety of sedation options to help patients relax. Sedation rarely induces unconsciousness. Most procedures can be performed while a patient is in a state of deep relaxation. Depending on the dental procedure being performed at our oral surgery center serving the communities of Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, our oral surgeons will work with your dentist and may recommend nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or intravenous (IV) sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

For light sedation, nitrous oxide is a gas that leaves patients in a state of relaxation. Administered by placing a mask over your nose, nitrous oxide produces a light level of sedation known as anxiolysis. Nitrous oxide sedation is easily controlled and wears off quickly. As a result, it is the only form of sedation where you may drive yourself home following your appointment. Because it is so safe and easy to control, nitrous oxide is often used for children who suffer from dental anxiety.

Oral Sedation

When moderate sedation is required, prescription medication taken before a procedure provides patients an added layer of relaxation. The sedative medication taken before arriving at your dental appointment helps reduce anxiety, especially in patients who have a more intense fear of the dentist. Modern dental sedatives not only help with a sense of calm but also reduce your sense of pain. 

              

IV Sedation

Sedative medications administered via an IV effectively reduce pain and anxiety while receiving dental care. IV sedation is often a helpful option for patients with a strong gag reflex, extreme dental sensitivity, and widespread oral health issues. Although it does not put you to sleep, this form of sedation dentistry leaves you relaxed during your appointment and without any memory of it afterward. As a result, IV sedation can help patients with extreme anxiety who have major dental health issues by allowing them to drastically improve their dental health.

Sedation Dentistry at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

The team of professionals at Advanced Oral Surgery Tampa serving the communities Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, can ease your discomfort and anxiety with the help of sedation dentistry. We want you to enjoy a comfortable and anxiety-free experience. If you are considering any oral and maxillofacial procedure, our doctors offer the latest innovative techniques in modern dentistry utilizing state-of-the-art technology. 

To schedule an appointment at our oral surgery office serving Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, contact us online or call:

(813) 452-6380

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Jessica Taylor

2020

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My visit here was great, from start to finish. They explained everything that was going to happen with my daughter and made us as comfortable as they can. The nurse even came out to give me an update on the progress and let me know she was doing great. Thank you to the doctor and staff for being awesome!

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Willona Valentine

2020

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My visit at Advanced Oral Surgery was unexpected! I went in feeling anxious and nervous, but left feeling excited and hopeful. Dr. Jason Edwards and his staff were very professional and caring..They took the time to explain every aspect of my visit, and answered EVERY question I had.  I just want to say Thank You All From The Bottom Of My Heart!

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The Steps of Sedation Dentistry

Preparation

If you are undergoing moderate to deep sedation, you will need to arrange a ride to and from our Tampa, FL, dental surgery office. If you are undergoing IV sedation, you will need to fast beforehand to minimize any post-procedural nausea. If you are taking an oral sedative, you will need to take it a prescribed time before your appointment.

Administration

Once you are settled and comfortable, our doctor will provide the chosen method of sedation dentistry before your dentistry treatment begins. For mild sedation, you will be fitted with a nose mask for the nitrous oxide. The timing of your medication for oral sedation will be accounted for before your procedure begins. Heavy sedation will require an IV be placed.

Treatment

Taking advantage of our dentistry treatments under sedation allows our oral surgeons to perform necessary care to maximize the dental health of our patients. Because we can work for longer without causing undue anxiety, we can often take care of multiple procedures in a single appointment. 

Recovery

The sedative properties of nitrous oxide go away nearly as soon as the mask is removed from your nose. For heavier forms of sedation dentistry, you will need to remain in the office for the medication to wear off a bit before you can leave. You will also need someone to drive you home safely. It is recommended that you rest at home for the remainder of the day following moderate to heavy dental sedation at our Tampa, FL, oral surgery practice.

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Rebecca Aguilar

2020

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I went to their office for extractions of my wisdom teeth, the office staff is amazing here. They always greet you with a smile and treat you like you are part of the family there. I highly recommend getting treatment at this office. My surgery was quick and painless

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Cindy Maclean

2020

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Amazing, took the time to explain everything in full and even sprayed my son with freeze spray to assure him the IV won't hurt. We got an appointment really fast and the wait time was very fast. I've already recommended them to friends after only 1 visit.

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Restore the Health of Your Smile with Sedation Dentistry

Fear of the dentist keeps a good number of patients for receiving dental care they desperately need. Even worse, allowing the health of your gums and teeth to decline can have an adverse effect on your general health, as well. Studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Don't let fear of the dentist impact your overall wellbeing. Sedation dentistry at our oral surgery office serving Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, can make dental work virtually free of discomfort and anxiety.

Regular dental care is essential to a healthy smile. With sedation dentistry, patients find it possible to receive the treatment they need to maintain their dental health without getting overwhelmed by anxiety. As patients begin to enjoy these benefits, they generally have a more positive association with the dentist. In some cases, this lays the groundwork for receiving dental treatment without sedation dentistry to help them relax. 

Sedation dentistry and its many forms combined with local anesthesia can help relieve your anxiety about an uncomfortable visit. Dental phobia generally stems from a bad experience at the dentist in the past. With the available options, patients can rewrite those memories so that they can overcome their fears. 

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa office

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa is the premier destination for patients in Land O' Lakes, Valrico, and surrounding areas who need advanced oral surgery. Dr. Jason Edwards and Dr. Arina Doroshenko use the latest techniques and advanced training to perform complex treatments with excellent results. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, book an appointment online or call us a (813) 452-6380.

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"What a relief it was that Dr. Jason Edwards was able to treat me on an emergency basis on the same day I called!! Dr. Edwards put my mind at ease explaining his vast experience with this type of surgery. Janelle his nurse was so thorough and patient with my older mother (my ride home). I would highly recommend them to all my family and friends!" Sharon L.

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