Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Andrew Haidet, DMD

How can sedation dentistry benefit me?

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. It is a very common problem, and it affects millions. Many people with dental phobia are so worried about a visit to the dentist that they put off treatment or stop making appointments altogether.

Your oral health is extremely important, and putting off appointments for routine exams or necessary dental procedures can cause serious harm to your dental health. It is essential that you get the treatment you need, and for many patients, sedation dentistry is the only way that good oral health care is possible.

You may be afraid of the dentist because of a negative experience you had in the past. The result is that you probably have avoided the dentist for years. But this is unnecessary because today’s sedation options can make you feel completely calm before and during your procedure.

Depending on your level of anxiety, we can provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation. We will discuss your fears with you to determine which type of sedation will best suit your needs. Please remember, it is important to designate a driver to get you to and from your appointment when undergoing oral sedation dentistry.

Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has been certified through the Florida Board of Dentistry since 1996 so you know that you’re in good hands. Whichever type of sedation is right for you, we can assure you that you will go through your procedure with little or no anxiety, and possibly very little memory of what happened during your appointment.

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