Sedation Dentistry Hollywood

Dr. Kalasho recognizes that many patients suffer from dental phobia or anxiety. She encourages patients to ask about sedation dentistry also known as sleep dentistry. Dr. Kalasho offers a viable solution to improve relaxation and satisfaction. There is no need to neglect your dental health!

Are you scared of going to the dentist?

Many people have an unnatural fear of the dentist’s office. Do you neglect bi-annual cleanings and consultations because of dental phobia? Others feel embarrassed by their lack of dental health and put off going to the dentist. The fear of going to the dentist outweighs their desire to find out they have a problem. Dental phobia and anxiety are a common issue for many patients.

Sedation dentistry in Hollywood is an option to put you in a sedated state during your dental visit. Also known by the name sleep dentistry, many patients feel more comfortable and calm. This allows you to get the oral health care you need and deserve. Eliminating dental anxiety is not the only benefit with sedation dentistry. This is a clear choice for patients whose fear of the dentist outweighs their oral health. A less talked about advantage is receiving more dental procedures with fewer visits.

Who needs sedation dentistry?

IV sedation, also known as twilight sedation, is most often used for more invasive procedures. If you suffer from extreme anxiety with regular dental cleanings and routine care then this is a great option to maintain your oral health and receive quality care.

The following are common reasons patients consider sedation dentistry Hollywood:

  • Phobia related to dental procedures;
  • Special needs;
  • Fear and general anxiety disorder;
  • Sensitive oral nerves;
  • Small-mouth that becomes sore during procedures;
  • Nervousness.
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What are the side effects?

Side effects of sedation dentistry are rare. Dr. Kalasho and her anesthesia team will gather all your medical history, pertinent information, and any known allergies, so that the changes of side effects following IV and oral sedation are limited. This helps to counter any complications. A general feeling of grogginess and tiredness is common with oral conscious sedation. As it wears off, some patients may experience “dry mouth.” Others complain of dizziness or fatigue and possible headache which all diminish rapidly.

Sedative dentistry requires training.

Your safety is of the utmost concern to Dr. Kalasho and her anesthesia team. As a patient, it is vital that you research your dentist’s training and education. Dr. Kalasho has received extensive training in oral sedation, and is equipped with one of the most top rated anesthesiologists in the field for IV sedation. Sedation can be used in all treatments for dentistry to make the experience more comfortable. Being comfortable during root canals, extractions, implants, and many other dental treatments make a difference to the patients overall experience. Ask Dr. Kalasho about IV sedation for your next dental treatment. You will leave your consultation with answers to all your questions.

How much does it cost?

Cost is always a deciding factor for any patient. Most insurance plans do not cover sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry. Insurance companies classify it as a elective procedure. The average cost for mild oral sedation is $125.00. IV sedation is $800 an hour with a maximum of two hours. Oral sedation is a pill form of sedation taken before treatment and provides a mild but effective sedative. IV sedation is stronger, and world best on incredibly anxious patients, or patients with special needs. This form of sedation is done by our board certified anesthesiologist, who safely and effective places you to sleep without intubation (or general anesthesia).

What do patients say after?

Some patients describe counting backward from 10 and only being able to recall counting to 6 or 7. Further, they describe waking up and it being all over. Other patients explain they do not recall much at all which is like being unconscious. Patients with extreme anxiety state that the sedative provided incomparable comfort.

Don’t let your dental anxiety lead to dental cavities, loose or broken teeth, and other problems to go untreated. This only puts your oral health and general health at risk.