Sleep Dentistry in Plantation, FL
Dental Phobia, Fear, & Anxiety Treatment
The term "sleep dentistry" actually has two definitions, which can be confusing for patients who are trying to find the care they need. It can be used to describe the treatment patients with sleep apnea and other nighttime breathing disorders other patients undergo through customized oral appliances. We're happy to offer this service here at Comfort Dentists, and to provide you with more sleep apnea information. Below, we explain the other type of sleep dentistry, which is meant for patients who need help feeling completely comfortable during their appointment due to dental phobia.
Approximately one in four Americans suffer to some degree from dental phobia, or fear of dental procedures and appointments. Despite the amazing advances in dental techniques and technologies over the past decades, which have reduced or almost eliminated discomfort in the dentist's chair, many patients continue to put off regular checkups and cleaning appointments, and wait until their condition is so severe that treatment is essential... and painful. These patients run the risk of long-term dental problems - and much higher costs.
Sleep Dentistry Options
Our Plantation sleep dentistry has been a leader for years, and our professional and caring team is fully accredited to provide our patients of all ages with anesthesia solutions to dental fears and anxieties. Our services feature general anesthesia, where you can be completely asleep for any dental procedure and have no memory of your being treated. This is highly useful for very young children, patients with severe dental phobias, and special needs patients. We also use conscious sedation, which provides gentle relaxation for those instances where it is not necessary to be completely asleep, but simply in a twilight type of relaxation.
At Comfort Dentists we understand dental fear and anxiety is a condition that can't be ignored. We will find a sleep solution individually crafted for your condition and your needs.
Please let us help you get the care you need and deserve. Call us today at (954) 424-6500 for a consultation with our anesthesiology specialists.