At Viruet Periodontics, our team is committed to making your periodontal and dental implant therapy a comfortable, stress-free experience! Our comfort dentistry expert, Dr. Reyes-Viruet is certified to administer IV sedation for patients who experience dental anxiety or who may need extra help staying relaxed during their appointment.
Viruet Periodontics is proud to provide the very best sedation dentistry services near Fort Myers and beyond, because our doctor is highly skilled in providing safe, gentle sedation dentistry treatments. Our office offers customized oral conscious sedation and IV sedation services to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible!
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows our team to safely and comfortably provide our long list of dental treatments for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry offers a selection of benefits, including:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure
- No sense of time while under sedation
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
To ensure optimal safety and comfort, our team will always monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure using our state-of-the-art technologies. Patients who have undergone a procedure using sedation dentistry will tell you it’s a simple, relaxing way to experience dental care!
Sedation Dentistry Options
We provide the following levels of sedation:
Oral Conscious Sedation:
Oral conscious sedation is a common sedation dentistry technique that is easily customized to each patient's needs. This form of sedation is taken in pill form about an hour before your appointment, allowing you to feel relaxed by the time your treatment begins. Patients using oral conscious sedation often experience feelings of drowsiness and may fall into a light sleep.
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also referred to as sleep dentistry, is a safe sedative administered directly into the vein. This method of comfort dentistry is offered to patients who experience extreme dental anxiety, have special healthcare needs, or may require a longer time for treatment.
Because IV sedation must be administered by a certified and licensed practitioner, Dr. Reyes-Viruet has received additional specialty training and is legally certified by the state’s Board of Dental Examiners to deliver medical drugs that alter a patient’s consciousness for a comfortable dental experience.
IV sedation does not put the patient fully to sleep but instead administers anti-anxiety medication directly into the veins to promote relaxation. Most patients will experience relaxation and temporary memory loss. Dr. Reyes-Viruet will carefully adjust the medication as needed throughout your treatment to ensure optimal safety and comfort!
Schedule Your Sedation Dentistry Consultation
At Viruet Periodontics, your safety is our priority! At your consultation, our team will help you determine which form of sedation dentistry will best fit your needs. Contact us to learn more about how sedation dentistry can give you a more comfortable experience in the dentist's chair!