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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...

You are not alone if you experience anxiety about seeing a dentist...

​Types of Sedation Dentistry

Depending on the dentistry procedure being performed and each individual's particular oral health needs, our highly-experienced dentists can provide a variety of sedation options to help patients relax and lessen any fears they may have about their appointment. Anesthesia is safely administered by our fully certified and extraordinarily well-trained team of dental professionals.

Nitrous Oxide

As a form of 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 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. Commonly known as "laughing gas," it might even cause a giggle or two.

Oral Sedation

When moderate sedation is required, prescription medication taken before a procedure provides patients an added layer of relaxation with oral conscious sedation. A sedative medication taken before arriving at your dental appointment helps reduce anxiety especially in patients who have fear of the dentist. Modern dental sedatives not only help with a sense of calm but also can reduce your sense of pain. However, you should have someone standing by to drive you home from your appointment as you may be feeling a bit groggy after the procedure.


IV Sedation

The sedative medications we administer via an IV effectively reduce any pain or anxiety while receiving dental care at Advance Oral Surgery of Tampa. 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 "twilight" sedation dentistry leaves you relaxed during your appointment and without any memory of it afterward. As a result, IV sedation can be enormously beneficial to patients with extreme anxiety who have major dental health issues by allowing them to drastically improve their dental health.

Dramatic Results Can Be Achieved While You're Relaxed and Free of Anxiety

Many kinds of dental surgical procedures, from wisdom teeth removal to dental implants to full mouth reconstruction, can be performed by our board-certified oral surgeons with dental sedation. You can rest easy in our comfortable and cushy dental chair during your appointment thanks to calming nitrous oxide, an IV, or oral medications. We even offer aromatherapy to set a peaceful, spa-like mood when you come in for surgical treatment. 
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Sedation Dentistry at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

The team of professionals at Advanced Oral Surgery Tampa serving the communities of Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes, FL, can ease your discomfort and anxiety with the help of safe and effective 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, call:

(813) 452-6380

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Jessica Taylor


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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


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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


If you are undergoing moderate to deep sedation during your visit, 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 must take it a prescribed time before your appointment.


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 to be placed by a member of our extraordinarily well-trained team of professionals.


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. If we are performing only one procedure, it can usually be completed in a shorter amount of time due to our patient being calm and free of anxiety.


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, so please coordinate this with a friend or family member. 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. Most of our patients will have little or no memory of their appointment. You will be provided with explicit post-procedure instructions as well. 

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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


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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 from receiving the 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, heart disease, and other serious health issues. 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.

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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 relieve your anxiety about what you are thinking could be a painful or uncomfortable visit. Sedation dentistry and its many forms combined with local anesthesia can help relieve your anxiety about what you are thinking could be a painful or uncomfortable visit. Although it rarely induces unconsciousness, sedation can allow you to remain in a state of deep relaxation during most procedures. 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. 

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. Our compassionate team of dental care professionals will everything they can to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed.

Overdue for Oral Health Care? Let Sedation Help You Conquer Dental Anxiety

We can not emphasize enough how important it is to treat oral health care issues as soon as possible. Scheduling a no-pressure consultation with our board-certified oral surgeons Dr. Jason Edwards or Dr. Thomas Backeris to discuss the calming benefits of sedation dentistry is the first step on your journey to a healthier mouth and a renewed, dazzling smile. 

Feel free to give just us a call at (813) 452-6380. We look forward to meeting you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery center located in the Tampa, FL, area.

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Bethany Hardin


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Went in today to have 2 wisdom teeth out. Everyone was so sweet and kind. Was given stuff to take before the surgery that relaxed me. I didn't feel the IV go in and I don't remember going under. I don't remember anything aside from getting home. No pain several hours after surgery. Given stuff to take for pain.

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David Berg


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My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed on Friday and only had minimal pain. The entire process was very easy and informative. From scheduling the appt in 5 days, to verifying insurance to consult and procedure on same day, every interaction with the staff was positive. Sheena, Dr. Edward's assistant was very caring and explained the procedure in great detail in layman's terms.They have a multitude of sedation options which was appreciated. Dr. Edwards took extra time with my daughter to explain the entire procedure and put her at ease. She woke up from IV sedation and told me on the way home that she didn't think they did the procedure as she couldn't feel a thing. I would not hesitate to refer neighbors or friends to this office.

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Anxious About the Cost of Oral Surgery? Relax...We've Got You Covered

We can't offer you medication to ease your anxiety over procedure costs but we can do the next best thing - offering you financing options. We realize that some procedures are only partially covered, or not covered at all, by insurance, possibly saddling you with significant out-of-pocket fees. That's why we accept payment through our own affordable in-house financing plan, as well as through third-party financing companies which can provide you with convenient monthly payment plans. This way you can receive the oral health care you deserve, regardless of budgetary limitations.

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Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

Dr. Jason Edwards and Dr. Thomas Backeris use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, call us at (813) 452-6380.

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