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.
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.
"Would Highly Recommend to
Anyone Looking for the Perfect Dentist!"
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!View On Google
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.View On Google
Experience Stress-free Dentistry
with Our Sedation Options
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.
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.
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
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.