An Introduction to Sedation Dentistry

Young nervous woman biting fingernails craving or anxiousMany patients have immense fear about visiting the dentist. Little do they know, there are ways to treat their dental anxiety. Dr. Nish Patel at Manatee Advanced Dentistry in Bradenton, Fl offers a variety of sedation dentistry options for patients who may suffer from:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Have a low tolerance for pain
  • Having a complex procedure
  • Have tooth sensitivity

Our goal at Manatee Advance Dentistry is to provide safe, quality care to each and every one of our patients. Dr. Patel works with patients to choose the best sedation option to ensure that each patient is comfortable and relaxed during their treatment.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses different types of medication to help patients feel at ease during their procedures.
During complex procedures, sedation is necessary in order for Dr. Patel to properly treat your dental issue. Sedation dentistry is not just for patients who may suffer from dental anxiety but also for patients who may suffer from things like tooth sensitivity or complex dental problems. Patients may benefit from sedation dentistry during procedures like tooth extractions, root canals, or dental implants.

Types of Sedation

Nitrous Oxide (LaughingGas) – Nitrous oxide is one of the most common forms of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is carefully administered through a mask that is placed over the nose during the procedure. The gas helps patients feel relaxed during their procedure. Once the mask is removed the affects of the gas wear off quickly.

Oral Sedation– Oral sedation is administered through a pill. Oral sedation will put patients in a relaxed mood. Some patients report being in a sleep-like state, although they are actually awake during the procedure. Most patients have no memory of their procedure once it is over.

A numbing agent is usually applied to the treatment site before your procedure. This enables Dr. Patel to work without causing you any pain. Manatee Advanced Dentistry aims to provide patients with a relaxing, pain-free experience.

Schedule An Appointment

Dr. Nish Patel at Manatee Advanced Dentistry in Bradenton, FL offers a variety of services to patients who may need dental work. We aim to keep our patients relaxed and comfortable during their procedures. If you are looking for a caring, trusted dentist, call 941.209.4315 or schedule an appointment online.


507 50th Street
W Bradenton, FL 34209

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