St Petersburg Sedation Dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental fear and anxiety is a common condition. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of these fears, according to the Academy of General Dentistry

Types of Sedation Dentistry:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral sedation
  • IV or intravenous (“intra” – inside; “venous” – vein) sedation
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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers various forms of relaxation to enable dental treatment through lower sensations of pain and anxiety. Dr. Powless is compassionate and his dental skills are excellent.  He has the experience to ensure the most successful and comfortable dental work, including dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, implant-supported dentures, TMJ treatment, sleep apnea solutions, and more.

If you are hesitant to seek dentistry even though you know it’s important, talk to Dr. Powless regarding your options for sedation dentistry. He has helped several people who took months to schedule their appointment for dental work. The patients walked out of our office with a beautiful smile and a dentist she could trust. Do you think sedation dentistry is right for you?

Questions & Answers

I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?

You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is the first thing others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges; gum contouring; periodontal therapy or a combination of all these techniques. Dr. Powless will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health. Contact us for a complimentary smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

Dr. Powless has a number of ways to improve the look of your front teeth without the use of unsightly braces. For slightly crooked or unevenly worn teeth, a bit of reshaping and the addition of porcelain veneers may be sufficient to give them a bright, uniform look. We would be happy to talk with you further about the option that best suits your individual situation.

I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Many people are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist. Your comfort is our highest priority and our office is designed so that you can enjoy a relaxing dental visit. For your entertainment stereo headphones with music, and personal T.Vs in every room for watching your favorite show are available. Nitrous oxide is also offered to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical / dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-Rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth and malfunctioning restorations. Our goal is to preserve as much of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We’ll also assess your gums and recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.

I want cosmetic dentistry. Does my insurance pay for it?

Dental insurance is designed to assist you in paying for your dentistry. Most procedures are not fully covered by your insurance. Cosmetic dentistry, in particular, is not covered by most dental insurance plans. To help you afford your smile, we do offer a variety of payment options in addition to a monthly payment plan provided by our financial partner, Care Credit™. We also pay special attention to maximizing the benefits that your insurance does provide. Ask our front office team how you can comfortably afford your dentistry and maximize your dental insurance benefits.

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