6640 Embassy Blvd.
Port Richey, FL 34668
13736 Little Rd.
Hudson, FL 34667
Mon to Fri: 8am - 8pm
Visiting the dentist isn’t an easy task for everybody. If the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair and having your teeth examined makes you nervous, uncomfortable, or anxious, you are not alone. A large proportion of adults cope with some level of dental phobia that makes them less likely to visit the dentist as often as they should. Fortunately, there is a simple way to fight your dental anxiety. Dr. Jaime Estrada offers sedation dentistry at his Hudson and Port Richey locations in order to help nervous his patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
The goal of sedation dentistry is to help you relax during your dental appointment. There are many different ways to achieve this relaxation, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most popular form of sedation dentistry because it is inhaled using a mask placed over the face. This makes it non-invasive and easy to control. Best of all, the effects of laughing gas begin quickly and wear off quickly as well. You can still drive yourself home and continue your day as normal, but your dentist appointment will be far more enjoyable!
Oral conscious sedation is also a viable option. It involves taking a small sedative pill at a predetermined time before your appointment. A trusted family member or friend will drive you to and from your appointment to ensure safety. The sedative will allow you to remain conscious throughout your appointment, but you will feel entirely relaxed and at ease. You won’t endure any feelings of worry or anxiety. By the time your medication wears off, your appointment will be over, your smile will be healthier, and you’ll only have positive memories of the experience!
Let Dr. Estrada and his team help you overcome your dental anxiety with professional and reliable sedation dentistry. Lasting oral health makes a significant contribution to your overall wellbeing, but you can only maintain your oral health with regular dentist appointments. Dr. Estrada will provide the sedation you need to enjoy those appointments without any anxiety or discomfort. Call (727) 203-5580 today to make your first appointment.