690 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-206-1500
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Naples, FL Sedation Dentist

If you are afraid of going to the dentist, we understand. We know that a variety of factors can contribute to dental anxiety, making it difficult to even consider making an appointment. At Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, it is our great privilege to make dental care accessible to even the most fearful patient. With every step you take for your dental health, whether or not dental anxiety is a factor, we promise to meet you with the tools to ensure you a comfortable visit.

One powerful tool we have for promoting our patients’ highest comfort and relaxation is sedation. We offer two types of conscious sedation as well as nitrous oxide.

Nitrous Oxide

A mild sedative, nitrous oxide is a gas that is breathed in through a face mask. If you have trouble getting completely numb with novocain, nitrous oxide is a wonderful solution for you as it strengthens the effects of novocain, helping you to achieve and maintain numbness for longer periods. It also provides a feeling of carefree relaxation while allowing you to retain an awareness of what is happening during the appointment.

At the end of the appointment, we will give you pure oxygen to breathe. This will reverse the effects of the nitrous oxide, returning you to your normal state immediately so that you can drive home and go about your day.

What is Conscious Sedation?

Conscious sedation is different from general anesthesia. It is called “conscious” because it does not completely knock you out. Under conscious sedation, you will continue to breathe on your own, and all of your protective reflexes will function as normal. At Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you have the option of either oral or IV conscious sedation.

Oral and IV Sedation

A woman smiles peacefully while receiving care at the dentist, as though she is under conscious sedation.Oral sedation involves taking a pill about an hour before your scheduled appointment time. This sedative makes you sleepy, completely relaxed, and unconcerned with the details of your dental appointment. In fact, it is likely that you will not even remember your procedure at all. Our patients who suffer from more severe anxiety may opt for sedation via IV, which provides the deepest level of conscious sedation.

Regardless of which type of sedative you choose, your vital signs will be monitored for the duration of your appointment, as an added measure of safety. It is important to note that the sedative effects do last beyond the length of the appointment. This means that you will need a ride home, as it will not yet be safe for you to drive yourself.

When Can Conscious Sedation Be Used?

If dental anxiety is a reality for you, conscious sedation can make dental treatment accessible to you when it might have felt out of reach before. But even if you don’t struggle with dental anxiety, conscious sedation can help you get more dental work done in a single appointment as it removes the discomfort of undergoing treatment for an extended period of time. To ensure you are a candidate for conscious sedation, we will review your medical history before presenting it as a treatment option.

In cases of dental emergency, the option of conscious sedation offers patients the peace of mind they may need to be able to address pressing issues. If you are currently in pain, please know that we can see you right away. Visit our Emergency Dentist page for more details. A toothache can signify an infection, which may require root canal treatment. See our Root Canal Treatment page to find out more about what to expect in this case.

The Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Difference

If you would like to receive your dental treatment in total relaxation, we have many caring dentists ready to help. Two of us, Dr. Tamer Eshra and Dr. Miguel Jusino, are certified in IV sedation. All are committed to your comfort and gentle care.

Do you have an anxiety attack just thinking about having to go to the dentist? If so, this is the place to go. You will never find a friendlier, more caring staff. I needed a ton of work done in my mouth and kept letting it get worse due to my dental fears. Monday, I was in the dental chair for almost 4 1/2 hours for my dental procedure and do not remember a minute of it. 10 gold stars from me!! – Cathie F.

How to Get Started

When you’re ready to schedule a dental exam with us, simply call (239) 206-1500. Or request an appointment online, and we’ll call you to get you scheduled.

If you’d like the opportunity to meet with us first to discuss your dental fears and your sedation options, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation instead.