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Sedation Dentistry


Does the thought of being in the dentist’s chair make you apprehensive — or worse, fill you with dread? If so, you’re not alone. Around 75 percent of Americans report having some degree of anxiety about visiting the dentist, and an estimated 9 to 15 percent of those (around 30 to 40 million people) avoid the dentist altogether. Are you one of those who have gone years — or even decades — without having necessary dental work because of dental fear or anxiety? Our dentist, Dr. Patel, understands that some of his patients feel this way, which is why he offers various options for his patients in order to keep them relaxed and worry-free during their visit.

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AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY?

You May Be A Good Candidate For Sedation Dentistry If You Are An Adult That


⦿ Had a previously traumatic dental experience.
⦿ Has trouble getting numb.
⦿ Gags easily.
⦿ Has extremely sensitive teeth.
⦿ Has extensive dental treatment needs.
⦿ Hates needles or shots.
⦿ Has avoided the dentist for many years because of fear or anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry in Bradenton, FL

IS THE SEDATION MEDICATION SAFE?

I was always scared to go to Dentist until I met Dr Patel and his team. They guided me on how sedation can help me overcome dental anxiety. The comfort they gave me along with the treatment quality helped me in overcoming the fears and move forward with sedation.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO THE MEDICATION?

We have noticed that some patients get dry mouth and/or the hiccups. These are very minor and temporary side effects, and you likely will not even remember them.

DO YOU OFFER GENERAL ANESTHESIA?

No, we don’t feel that general anesthesia is necessary for most dental treatment.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO UNDERGOING SEDATION DENTISTRY?

Yes, we will go over the specific restrictions during your consultation. In general, you should avoid alcohol and sedatives for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Avoid stimulants, smoking and caffeine about 12 hours before and after your appointment. Refrain from eating and drinking after 7 p.m. the night before your appointment.

TESTIMONIALS

JAN & ANDY OLYNYK

AMAZING PEOPLE! I've never had such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked into the dentistry office until the very end of the visit! Really amazing people, each and every one of them! So polite, so funny, so helpful, and so thoroughly involved and thoroughly knowledgable in the care and utmost health of your teeth. Sending them 5 STARS! Go see this amazing dentist and his team, you won't be disappointed!

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LAUREL KIEFFER

I had Invisalign done with Dr. Patel, and it was a perfect experience from beginning to end. HE is a perfectionist and was attentive and professional from the initial consultation through to post-treatment. I've had orthodontic work done before and it can be a confusing and daunting process, but Dr. Patel provided confident and reassuring guidance the whole way.

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LORENE MITCHELL

I personally did not like going to a dentist until I met Dr. Nish. Smyl Manatee makes you feel welcome the second you walk in the door the entire staff is friendly. I will continue to tell everyone I know about the regular checkup & cleaning experience I had. Amazing doctor with an amazing team.

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PAMELA CARR

I was always scared of going to the dentist with the dental anxiety I had until I visited Smyl Manatee. The doctor told me about sedation dentistry and how the crown & bridge work. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I was guided thoroughly, and the procedure went smoother than I thought. Highly recommended, if you are looking to improve your smile.

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DEBORAH K. WILSON

Dr. Patel and his team are amazing! They're professional, considerate, and make you feel at ease. I had an implant done a few years and now returning for two more. As much as I hate dental work, I'm at ease returning to Dr. Patel and his team. After my consultation, I left with a lot of information, answered questions, and excitement to fix my smile again. There's no one I trust more for my dental work!
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