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Anxiety-free Oral Surgery
If you experience fear or apprehension about oral surgery, or if you are extremely sensitive to dental treatment, Drs. Gerald Bird and Jay Johnson provide sedation dentistry at their Cocoa and Melbourne, Florida offices to help you experience maximum comfort and relaxation during treatment.
It is not uncommon for patients to have a fear of dental treatment, a pronounced gag reflex, or an above-average sensitivity to dental procedures that makes them dread visits to the dentist. That is why sedation dentistry, or the process of administering drugs to calm the patient to a point of near-sleep, has gained popularity among many who require dental care. Because dental care is essential to our health, and because those needing oral surgery are usually in serious need of care, Drs. Bird and Johnson are glad to offer sedation dentistry as a way to prevent patients from avoiding the medical attention they need. Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from sedation dentistry at our Melbourne and Cocoa, Florida offices.
Drs. Bird and Johnson use the intravenous (IV) sedation method, meaning the sedative drug will be administered through a needle placed in a vein in your hand or arm. The drug used is not considered a narcotic, meaning it will not dull your senses. Rather, you will experience a deep feeling of relaxation, but you will not be asleep. You will still be able to understand and respond to instructions from your dentist, but after your treatment, you will probably not remember anything. Your dentist will monitor your pulse, blood pressure, and breathing during sedation.
If you are interested in undergoing sedation dentistry, a separate consultation appointment is needed first to review your medical history and to make arrangements at your surgery appointment for either a friend, spouse, or other trusted person to drive you home and care for you following oral surgery with sedation.
IV sedation provides you with a deeper sense of relaxation than inhaled oral sedation (gas). It not only helps you relax, but it makes you easier to treat. Additionally, any memories of treatment will be mostly or completely forgotten.
If you experience any kind of apprehension about visits to the dentist, but are in need of oral surgery, do not allow your fears to stand in the way of the treatment you require. Drs. Bird and Johnson can provide you with safe, effective sedation dentistry at their Melbourne and Cocoa offices to help make your treatment a calm, relaxed experience. To learn more, please contact us today.