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What is sedation dentistry, and how can it make my next visit a positive experience?

Patients worried about visiting the dentist may be curious how Dr. Omari Sheehy and his team at Bayshore Dental Center can provide pain-free dentistry. With oral conscious sedation, he can put patients at ease even before they arrive at the dental office for their treatments. Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel relaxed as they complete their necessary dental work and can be taken for any treatment, whether you need a simple cleaning or complex dental work.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a way to manage dental anxiety or fear of the dentist. It involves using medications to relax patients during their dental procedures. Sedatives provided at Bayshore Dental Center are given orally. These oral sedatives are taken in pill form about one hour before the procedure and help patients feel relaxed and at ease.

How does oral sedation work?

Oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation dentistry. Patients remain awake and aware during the procedure, but they may not remember much of it due to the effects of the medication. Oral sedatives help reduce anxiety, relax muscles, and make patients less aware of what is going on around them during their dental visits. This allows our team to complete procedures with minimal discomfort or stress for our patients.

Are there any risks associated with oral sedation?

Yes, like all medications, there are some potential risks associated with oral sedation. These include allergic reactions to medications, nausea and vomiting, low blood pressure, and temporary confusion. To minimize these risks, we carefully monitor each patient’s vitals throughout the procedure to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Can I use oral conscious sedation for dental anxiety and phobia?

Absolutely! If you are interested in working with Dr. Omari Sheehy of Bayshore Dental Center in Seffner, FL, in having a positive experience at our dental office for your upcoming procedure, call our office at (813) 330-2006 to request an appointment and initial consultation at 810 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Suite #2900. We are open to new and returning patients in the community and can make each visit free from anxiety and fear with oral conscious sedation!

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