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Sedation Dentistry

For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, it can be challenging to maintain optimal oral health through regular visits.

Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis and her associates offer multiple forms of safe, gentle sedation dentistry here at Tampa Dental Wellness.

Find out how sedation can make your visit that much easier at our offices in Westchase and Carrollwood, FL…

What Is Dental Anxiety? Going to the Dentist Doesn't Have to be Scary

For millions of Americans, even considering a trip to the dentist can conjure unhappy memories or feelings of apprehension. Some patients may anticipate a painful experience, while others are uncomfortable with the vulnerability they feel in the dental chair. Whatever the reason, Drs. Creech-Gionis, Mahdavieh, and Leal, seek to make necessary dental visits more pleasant by offering sedation dentistry to the Tampa community.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Fear of the Dentist

Anyone who has ever experienced the urge to cancel a dental appointment rather than go through with it may benefit from sedation. Sedation dentistry can significantly make your appointments a less stressful experience and even possibly reduce your fears of going to the dentist.

Multiple Procedures

Patients who do not suffer from anxiety can also benefit from sedation dentistry. Those who need to undergo several dental procedures at once, have a sensitive gag reflex, or experience pain or discomfort from sitting for extended periods of time can benefit greatly from having sedatives administered.

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Jenny Snay


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So after some not great experiences with my previous dentist I had to find a new one. I was very leery and kind of dreading the process. I can now confidently say that, after an initial new patient/cleaning appointment and an appointment for fillings, this is my go to dentist! Everyone is very friendly, informative, and do everything in their power to make sure you are comfortable. I was VERY nervous going in for my filling appointment today and although not a fun thing to have done, it went very smoothly. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect dentist!

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Samantha Perkins


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I am new to the area and my tooth broke last night. I called this morning and Jennifer was so sweet and helpful over the phone. They got me in immediately. I was treated by Dr. Mahdavieh and I can’t say enough good things about her. I have horrible anxiety when it comes to the dentist. She was so sweet and nice and made me feel at ease. I am glad to have found a good dentist so close to home.

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Experience Stress-free Dentistry
with Our Sedation Options

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Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered via a nose mask, and can quickly make you feel euphoric and relaxed from any discomfort you may experience in the dental chair. This treatment comes with no notable side effects and wears off quickly once the mask is removed.

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Oral Sedation

With this treatment option, a gentle sedative medication is administered in pill form, usually before the dental appointment even begins. Oral sedation induces a gentle daydream type state and reduces your awareness of the appointment, but patients can still respond to questions from the dentist.

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IV Sedation

As a deeper form of sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation administers medication directly into the bloodstream. Patients are conscious with IV sedation, but they may have no memories of the dental procedure and often feel as though they have slept through the appointment. Dr. Creech-Gionis has advanced training in administering IV sedation.

An Office Designed with You in Mind

Here at Tampa Dental Wellness, we strive to make going to the dentist as stress-free as possible. Instead of having a traditionally clinical office, both our offices in Westchase and Carrollwood have a spa-like setting to help patients feel at ease the moment they walk in. We are also equipped with the latest advanced technology in dentistry to make your visit that much easier and straightforward.
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Can I Afford Sedation Dentistry? Financing Options Are Available

Along with anxiety, cost is another common reason that prevents patients from getting the dental care they need. Our offices serving Tampa, FL, are proud to offer CareCredit, a third-party financing company that allows you to pay for treatment over time. For example, patients can split the cost of treatment into convenient payment plans.

Insurance companies can provide coverage for sedation dentistry, but that varies depending on your dental care plan. For patients who don't have insurance, our in-office Platinum Wellness Savings Plan acts like a membership plan and can help reduce the cost of treatment.

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Tampa Dental Wellness of Westchase & Carrollwood

At Tampa Dental Wellness, Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis and her associates provide modern, comprehensive dental services using the most advanced technology available. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • International College of Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (813) 855-2273 today.

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