Over the course of time, dentists have been regularly associated with fearful or painful experiences. TV and movies always show children who are afraid of the dentist or make procedures seem scary and painful. The fact is, this is not true! At dental offices like Dr. Beaufils’, you are treated with the utmost care and attention from the second you walk through the door.
However, we understand that many patients have a long-time fear or have had a traumatizing experience and we strive to make all of our clients as comfortable as possible! That’s why at Beaufils Dental we offer conscious oral sedation to help patients relax and breeze through all dental procedures. If you are unsure of what dental sedation is, read on to learn the benefits and if it may be the right choice for you!
Sedation dentistry is a term that refers to utilizing sedatives in dental procedures to help patients sit through dental treatments comfortably. The sedative is administered orally, meaning you simply take a small pill by mouth administered by Dr. Beaufils or one of his expert dental assistants. After a short period, you will begin to feel deeply relaxed.
At Beaufils Dental, we provide patients with a medication that will make you feel drowsy without putting you under. This means that you will be conscious for the procedure, but you won’t feel any discomfort or pain. Additionally, many patients say an hour in the chair feels like ten minutes and they have little recollection following the procedure. This means the experience will be over before you know it and you can have healthy, happy teeth without the anxiety that may come with it.
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While it is especially appealing to patients with long-standing fears or reservations about the dentist, it can also be beneficial to a number of other people. During your consultation with Dr. Beaufils, he will review your medical history to determine if you are in good physical health for oral sedation. Our oral medication is designed to provide minimal to moderate sedation, so patients can truly relax without being completely unconscious.
The procedure can be incorporated into everything from simple teeth cleaning to more complex procedures such as a root canal. Additionally, conscious oral sedation can be beneficial to patients who experience:
In some cases, sedation dentistry is more efficient and helps both you and your dentist get through the treatment easier. If you have been prolonging dental health care and avoid going to the dentist because of a fear, embarrassment, or aversion to anything dental, consider sedation dentistry. Plenty of patients who have tried it could not see any other way of undergoing oral care procedures. Residents of Cooper City are welcome to contact our office at 954-252-1390 to schedule a consultation to find out if oral sedation dentistry is right for you!