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.
If You Experience Anxiety About Seeing the Dentist... You Are Not Alone
Special Note for Patients Using Diabetes Medications Stop Using Certain Medications 1 Week Prior to Surgery
Certain medications that control type 2 diabetes and aid in weight loss may cause adverse effects when taken around the time a patient receives anesthesia or other drugs used during surgery. There is a possibility that these drugs may interfere with anesthesia, cause blood clotting, or complicate the surgery. These medications include:
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recommends withholding the use of these medications and other glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for one week prior to surgery. Patients can resume taking them one day after surgery. To help us ensure safe treatment, tell your care team about any medications you are taking.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
When moderate sedation is required, oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice. This prescription medication is taken before a procedure to provide you with an added layer of relaxation. A sedative medication taken before arriving at your dental appointment can help reduce anxiety, especially in patients who have a fear of the dentist.
Modern dental sedatives not only help with a sense of calm but can also reduce your sense of pain. However, you should have someone standing by to drive you home from your appointment, as you may feel a bit groggy after the procedure.
The sedative medications we administer via an IV effectively reduce any pain or anxiety while receiving dental care at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa. IV sedation is often a helpful option for patients with a strong gag reflex, extreme dental sensitivity, or 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 for patients with acute anxiety who have major dental health issues by allowing them to drastically improve their dental health.
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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 at our practice. If you are considering any oral and maxillofacial procedure, know that our doctors offer the latest innovative techniques in modern dentistry utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
"Great from start to finish." 5-Star Reviews From Our Patients
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!View On Google
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!View On Google
Dramatic Results Can Be Achieved While You're Relaxed and Free of Anxiety
Sedation Can Help Patients With Special Considerations
Sensitive Gag Reflex
Oral surgery can require the use of several tools at once. If you have a sensitive gag reflex, your procedure may become uncomfortable. Various forms of sedation can minimize this response for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Trouble Sitting Still
Patients with Parkinson's disease, ADHD, arthritis, and other special considerations can find sitting still difficult. Even general dental appointments can take a while, let alone an oral surgery procedure. Sedation can help calm your body and mind to help you sit still.
The procedures we perform at our oral surgery practice are more complex than your typical filling or general dental checkup. Treatments may run longer than you're used to, making sedation a great tool to help you relax throughout your procedure.
If you've had a bad dental experience in the past or have never enjoyed going to the dentist, we understand. Sedation dentistry can help you relax and get the care you need if dental anxiety has previously held you back from receiving dental treatments.
Receive Worry-Free Sedation From Our Certified Anesthesia Team
We value safe, comfortable, and high-quality treatment, which is why all our team members are fully trained and certified in administering anesthesia. We will work with you to determine the correct type of anesthesia for your comfort level, budget, and the complexity of your procedure. For a worry-free appointment met with friendly faces and quality care, request a consultation at one of our dental practices in the Tampa area:
"Made me feel so relaxed." Our Tampa Patients Feel Safe in Our Care
Dr Jason Edwards and his team was awesome! They are professional, nice and made me feel at ease. I had tooth implant surgery on tooth #12 (which is almost to the front) and they were able to extract my tooth, do some bone grafting and insert the post all in one procedure.View On Google
This place was great. They ever able to fit me in quick and easy check in. Every single person was great, easygoing and made me feel so relaxed. The oral surgeon was great and the assistants were fantastic.View On Google
The Steps of Sedation Dentistry
Our team of professionals can ease your discomfort and anxiety with the help of safe and effective sedation dentistry.
Ready to discuss sedation as part of your treatment plan?
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Undergoing dental procedures doesn't have to be a painful, nerve-wracking experience. With the modern developments in sedation dentistry, we can make your experience so comfortable that any dental phobias you have may disappear altogether.
Our team goes the extra mile in prioritizing patient comfort. In addition to offering many types of sedation dentistry, we do everything we can to create a relaxing environment. When you step through our doors, you can expect a welcoming team and a luxurious atmosphere, not a cold, clinical setting.
"They treat you like you are part of the family." More Excellent Reviews for Our Practice
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 painlessView On Google
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.View On Google
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 and heart disease, among other serious health issues. Don't let fear of the dentist impact your overall well-being. Sedation dentistry at our oral surgery practice, 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 feeling 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. 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 oral sedation or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Dental phobia generally stems from a bad experience at the dentist in the past. With these available options, patients can rewrite those memories so that they can overcome their fears. Our compassionate team of dental care professionals will do everything they can to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed.
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Overdue for Oral Health Care? Let Sedation Help You Conquer Dental Anxiety
We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to treat oral health care issues as soon as possible. Requesting a no-pressure consultation to discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry with one of our board-certified oral surgeons, Jason Edwards or Thomas Backeris, is the first step on your journey to a healthier mouth and a renewed, dazzling smile.
Feel free to send us a message online or give us a call. We look forward to meeting you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery center in the Tampa, FL, area.
More 5-Star Google Reviews for Our Outstanding Team "I would not hesitate to refer neighbors or friends to this office."
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.View On Google
My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed on Friday and only had minimal pain. The entire process was very easy and informative.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.View On Google
FAQ About Sedation
Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?
Anyone who needs a dental procedure to restore their oral health can benefit from sedation. Whether you have a child who is afraid to undergo dental work or a grandparent who has trouble sitting for extended periods, sedation dentistry can help them through the process of restoring their oral health and function with comfort and peace of mind.
Who is sedation appropriate for?
Sedation can make dental procedures a more comfortable experience for patients who have feelings of anxiety around the dentist, a low pain threshold, sensitive teeth, a bad gag reflex, or trouble sitting still. Additionally, anyone who needs to undergo many procedures or a lengthy procedure can benefit from sedation.
Will I experience side effects?
After receiving sedation dentistry, you may experience a headache and feel drowsy, nauseous, or heavy. Side effects typically go away quickly.
Is it safe to undergo sedation?
Sedation dentistry is safe for most patients, especially when administered by dental professionals like Drs. Edwards and Backeris, who both have a wealth of experience in the field. However, if you are obese or have obstructive sleep apnea, you should talk to your doctor about whether sedation is safe for you before moving forward.
Why should I choose you for my procedure?
Our oral surgeons are affiliated with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology. These professional associations are resources for our doctors to continue their education, advance how sedation is used in the field of dentistry, and provide safe office-based sedation and general anesthesia to patients.
"I was incredibly comfortable before they sedated me." We Prioritize Comfort Even Before Your Procedure
"I was incredibly nervous to get my 4 wisdom teeth out, the team made sure I was incredibly comfortable before they sedated me, it was a quick process and they made sure I had the pain medication to ensure I was comfortable when I left for home, the doctors and all the team are incredible and I can’t say thank you enough for making this as pain/stress free as possible" Jedidiah Ramos