Sedation Dentistry in Pembroke Pines FL Makes Going to the Dentist a Breeze for Patients of All Ages
Not everyone loves going to the dentist. In fact, some patients avoid making regular appointments because the thought of even simple cleaning leaves them anxious, tense, or otherwise uncomfortable. Dr. Milton Ruize at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL, understands that every patient’s needs are a little bit different. Every element of his practice is designed to put the patient at ease and create a comfortable, homey feeling—but if a patient is still having trouble feeling comfortable enough to come in for a cleaning, sedation dentistry may be a beneficial option.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to help patients relax during a dental procedure, from standard cleaning to something more complex. Dr. Ruiz is an expert in sedation dentistry of all kinds, including:
- Minimal sedation – common for cleanings; this makes you comfortable without putting you under.
- Moderate sedation – a little more advanced, patients may slur or have foggy memories from the visit.
- Deep sedation – a patient is near total sedation but not unconscious.
- General anesthesia –a patient is completely unconscious.
Many patients will achieve sedation through a very delicate method of inhaled minimal sedation, often referred to as “laughing gas.” Patients in need of a more comprehensive sedative state may receive oral, a pill taken by the patient. In rare cases, patients will undergo IV sedation, which involves introducing the medication intravenously.
Dr. Ruiz is an expert at applying all forms of sedation and will help you understand the benefits of each, and which form may be right for your purposes. In most cases, mild sedation goes a long way and can turn an intimidating idea into a welcome, comfortable experience. Each patient is different, and Dr. Ruiz will partner with you to determine your treatment’s best course of action. His goal is to make you comfortable and happy during your visit and for each check-up to be a breeze.
Make an appointment for a consultation today by calling (954) 715-4660 and find out how Dr. Ruiz can improve your experience at the dentist’s office.