Dental anxiety can stem from many reasons, but the most common is a past traumatic event with a dentist or dental procedure. While it's always good to address past traumas and triggers, it's especially important if they prevent you from receiving the oral health care you need.
At North Tampa Dentistry, we want our patients to feel safe, welcome, and comfortable throughout their visit. Dr. Roberto Bellegarrigue is gentle and compassionate, and he is happy to accommodate your needs.
If patients need a little more TLC, we also offer sedation dentistry to help patients have a pleasant dental experience.
Nitrous Oxide for a Dreamy Effect
Your dentist in Tampa, FL offers nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to ease patients into their dental procedure. This sedation method keeps patients alert enough to answer questions but also disconnected from any anxiety or stress. Patients can easily drive home since the effect wears off within minutes.
Oral Sedation for Deeper Relaxation
For patients who want more immersive sedation, we offer oral sedation. Patients take a prescribed pill 30 minutes before their dental appointment so they can feel comfortable and relaxed. We do recommend that patients have a driver to take them home after the dental procedure.
Don't Let Fear of the Dentist Hold You Back
Sedation dentistry in Tampa, FL not only allows patients to keep up with their oral health and avoid scary and inconvenient dental emergencies. The best way to keep your dental experience stress free and painless is by practicing preventive dentistry.
Most dental issues that we catch early on can be easily treated, but if they are allowed to take root and grow, they can become costly and destructive.
Preventive dentistry like dental cleanings, x-rays, oral cancer screening, and more can help patients feel secure about their health and many traumatic oral health situations at bay.
Call us today to keep up with your regular dental schedule.