Pompano Beach Sedation Dentistry
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Relax in the dentist’s chair before, during, and after your dental appointment
- NPerfect for patients who feel anxious about visiting the dentist
- NSafe, effective, and efficient way to fix dental problems without worry or pain
- NDr. Guerra can help you feel comfortable throughout any dental treatment, right here in our office
What is involved with sedation dentistry?
At Lighthouse Dental, we offer oral sedation to assist in ensuring pain-free dental treatments.
Oral sedation involves the use of liquid medicines and pills, such as diazepam, lorazepam, and triazolam. This type of dental sedation is known as conscious sedation, because the patient would still be awake, aware, and able to communicate with the dentist while feeling more sleepy and numb than usual.
Nitrite oxide wears off in a few minutes after the last inhale, while oral sedation usually takes 1-2 hours or longer to completely wear off.
Find out if oral sedation is a good option for you on your next visit by scheduling a consultation.
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“Truly appreciated all the precautions the office and staff are taking for COVID-19. Dr. Guerra made the overall experience wonderful! He was very thorough and explained everything with significant details! Great atmosphere!”
— Mercedes R.
“Absolute professional dental care! Thank you for the dental cleaning and consultation. I was treated very well.”
— Joseph N.
“LOVE this dental office! Came in today to get my teeth whitened. I’m definitely coming back to get Invisalign with their iTero machine!”
— Jessica R.
“I went in to see Dr. Guerra yesterday for a painful toothache. After my visit, I am 100% free of any pain. THANK YOU!”
— Tara A.
Why choose us?
- Patient care exceeding your expectations
- Everything is done under one roof
- Experience you can trust
- Affordable payment options
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Do I need sedation dentistry?
If you check any of the boxes on the list below, it’s a good idea to talk to our oral sedation dentist about your needs.
- Anxiety or acute stress during dentist appointments
- Fear of shots or needles
- Decreased sensitivity to local anesthesia
- Having an overly sensitive gag reflex
- Feelings of claustrophobia while in the dentist chair
- Having painful or sensitive teeth
- History of a traumatic dental experience
- Inability to handle the noises or smells of dentistry
- Need of a complex or time-consuming treatment
What does a dental sedation feel like?
How should I prepare for a dental sedation?
While our oral sedation specialist will debrief you on everything you need to know about sedation dentistry once you’ve arrived, it’s a good idea to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the treatment in case the sedation hasn’t fully worn off by that time.
Are there risks to having an oral dental sedation?
Sedation dentistry is typically safe, especially when they’re administered by our team of licensed healthcare providers. However, oral dental sedation may come with some short-term risks, which include:
- Lingering drowsiness
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
Allergic reactions to oral sedation medications are rare, and there are other drugs to counteract those issues.
Our oral sedation specialists will do everything to ensure that the medications are tailored to the needs of each patient, thus preventing any medical complications.
Our Pompano Beach dental office is located near the Pompano Citi Centre and The Pink Church. Look for us in the building with the blue roof! See you soon.
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“I came in as a new patient and immediately felt as if I was family. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Guerra and all his staff at Lighthouse Dental Care.”
— Nicholas M.