Sedation Dentistry in Tampa: Comfortable Care at Upshaw Dental Studio

Dental Sedation in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

When is Dental Sedation a Good Idea?

Dental sedation can be an excellent option for various situations, including but not limited to:

  • Dental Anxiety: If you experience fear or anxiety when visiting a dentist, sedation can help calm your nerves and create a more relaxed experience.
  • Complex Procedures: For extensive or lengthy procedures, sedation can help you remain comfortable and at ease throughout longer appointments.
  • Gag Reflex: Patients with a sensitive gag reflex often benefit from sedation, as it reduces the “tickle in your throat” that you might experience otherwise.
  • Time Constraints: Sedation allows us to complete multiple treatments in fewer visits, saving you time and minimizing the number of appointments needed.

Candidates for Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry is safe for most patients. However, we will need to review your health history, including and medications or supplements that you're taking, and any medical conditions that you may have. Depending on the type of sedation and the procedure being planned, our sedation dentistry options are safe for patients of all ages.

Dental Sedation in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio
Dental Sedation in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Nitrous Oxide ("Laughing Gas") Sedation:

Your dentist in Tampa offers nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as "laughing gas." Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative that is administered through a comfortable nosepiece. As you breathe in the nitrous oxide, it induces a feeling of relaxation, similar to having a couple of glasses of wine, helping you feel at ease during your dental treatment. One significant advantage of nitrous oxide sedation is that its effects wear off quickly after the procedure, allowing you to resume your regular activities without any delays or drowsiness.

Oral Conscious Sedation:

For patients seeking a deeper level of sedation, Dr. Upshaw also provides oral conscious sedation at our Tampa dental office. This method uses a prescribed medication given just before your appointment to induce a state of deeper relaxation and drowsiness. During an oral conscious sedation appointment, you remain conscious and able to respond to our prompts, but you will experience a heightened sense of tranquility throughout the procedure. Most people don't even remember anything about the visit, because of amnesic effects from the medication. It is important to note that you will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment, as the effects of the medication may last several hours.

Dental Sedation in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Your Tampa Sedation Dentist

Upshaw Dental Studio offers sedation dentistry to help patients overcome anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures, allowing them to access the care they need. With nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options available, patients can experience a calm and stress-free visit, even for complex treatments.

Call Upshaw Dental Studio to learn more about our Tampa sedation dentistry options!