Sedation Dentistry and Conscious Sedation

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Comfortable Treatment Procedure With Sedation Dentistry

Comfort & Sedation

You will feel right at home when you first walk in.

We treat your comfort as a top priority. Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino and the staff do everything possible to help you feel at ease and make every step of your treatment as comfortable as possible. We provide sedation dentistry for appropriate procedures, and for those coping with dental phobia.

Caring and Friendly Service

Our staff are very friendly and will treat you like family when you come to see us. They will make sure your visits are efficient and pleasant and will attend to your every need. They are always happy to help you with any of your concerns or answer your questions about sleep dentistry and conscious sedation.

Amenities to help you relax

Sedation dentistry isn’t the only way we help you relax. We have coffee in reception for you when you come in, and you can tap into our Wi-Fi signal if you need to be connected to the internet on your phone or personal computer.  We have wireless headphones that connect to Pandora, iHeart Radio, iTunes or your own device if you would like to listen to music in reception or during treatment. We also have pillows and blankets for added comfort in the chair.

Advanced Technology for Minimally Invasive Dental Treatments

Often times, because of new technology, oral and IV sedation isn’t even necessary. A major way we help make your experience as comfortable as possible is by using advanced technology and minimally invasive procedures, such as shown below, wherever possible.

3D Imaging for precise planning

Comfort & Sedation

3D X-rays enable Dr. Rubino to plan your procedure in detail.

Our cone beam 3D CT scanner gives us highly detailed 3D 360-degree views of your teeth, jaw bone, and related anatomy. The doctors use these images to precisely plan the placement of your dental implants and can determine if any bone grafting is needed ahead of time. Use of 3D imaging removes the need for invasive exploratory surgery in most cases and makes dental implant treatment more efficient and comfortable.

Ultrasonic and vibrational instrumentation

We use ultrasonic scalers to ensure you treatment is very comfortable and you get a pleasant experience.

Surgical instruments are used that make micro vibrations to precisely sculpt or penetrate hard tissue and bone. The vibrations are precisely calibrated to only modify hard tissues while leaving soft tissues unaffected.

Our ultrasonic scalers use sound vibrations to gently and thoroughly remove the accumulated bacterial deposits on your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers create less impact on your teeth than traditional scaling instruments and can be adjusted for patient comfort.

Magnification and micro-instruments

Surgical magnification eyeglasses known as surgical loupes, are used to see tiny areas clearly during procedures. This makes many procedures much less invasive because it makes it possible to use micro-instrumentation and limit the area of treatment with precision.

Gentle Injections

We use a topical anesthetic to prepare the point to be numbed and then slowly administer the injection so there is little to no discomfort. We will wait and see if you have no sensation before starting any procedure, and will apply more anesthetic as needed to ensure you are completely comfortable, without any sedation at all.

Non-traumatic Dental Extractions

We take great care to remove teeth smoothly and with little to no damage to the surrounding gum and bone. To prepare the tooth to be extracted, we first gently disconnect the tooth from its attachment points in the socket.

This minimizes the usual tilting and rotating motions needed for extractions and makes tooth removal non-traumatic. For multiple-root teeth, such as molars, he will additionally remove the tooth in sections so as to cause little to no discomfort or damage.

Sedation Dentistry Options

For patients who need extra help to relax or for very long procedures, we offer several sedation options, including oral sedation, or conscious sedation and IV sedation.

Different options provide different levels of sedation, not only to provide relief from pain, but to provide relief from the anxiety that exists when dental phobia or general anxiousness is present. The doctors will be able to let you know if sedation would be appropriate for your treatment.

IV Sedation dentistry

Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino are certified to administer IV sedation and we have two Registered Nurses on staff who are specially trained and certified to assist in the IV sedation procedure.

IV sedation dentistry is done while the patient is awake, but numb to pain and anxiety. IV sedation is not the same as general anesthesia.

Oral sedation/ conscious sedation

Oral or conscious sedation is a less sedating option than IV sedation, but also offers anxiety and pain relief. You will be awake, but very comfortable. Your doctor will talk with you about the best form of conscious sedation for your dental treatment.

Call to request an appointment: Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch 941-404-2218 • Bradenton 941-757-8676 • Sun City Center 813-630-4157, or click here to request an appointment online.