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Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistry in Ocala

Are you among the many individuals who feel anxious or fearful about visiting the dentist? Does the idea of undergoing dental treatment leave you feeling uneasy or stressed? At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we understand that dental anxiety and fear can prevent even the most diligent patients from seeking the care they need to maintain their oral health. Our sedation dentists, Dr. Stephen H. Dunn, Dr. Guneshi de Mel, and Dr. Sebastian Giambini, are here to provide a solution known as sedation dentistry in Ocala, FL.

FREE Initial IV or Oral Sedation Consultation
($200 Value)

Call us at 352-873-2000 or email us today for details.

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, involves sedative medications to help patients feel calm and relaxed during dental procedures. From mild sedation to deeper levels of sedation, our goal is to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and anxiety-free throughout their treatment.

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers a wide range of benefits for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear, including:

  • Relaxation: Sedation helps patients feel calm and at ease, allowing them to undergo dental procedures without stress or discomfort.
  • Pain Management: Sedative medications can help manage pain and discomfort during dental procedures, ensuring a more comfortable experience for patients.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Sedation dentistry helps alleviate fear and anxiety associated with visiting the dentist, making it easier for patients to receive the care they need.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry may be suitable for patients who experience:

  • Dental anxiety or fear
  • Difficulty sitting still for long periods
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Complex dental treatment needs
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences

Our experienced dentists will evaluate your medical history and dental needs to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.

Our Sedation Services

We offer a range of sedation options to meet the unique needs of our patients:

Laughing Gas – Mild Sedation:

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective form of mild sedation inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. Laughing gas helps patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures while remaining fully conscious and able to communicate with the dentist.

Oral Conscious Sedation – Moderate Sedation:

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative medication before your appointment to induce a state of deep relaxation. While you may feel drowsy and relaxed during the procedure, you will remain conscious and able to respond to verbal cues from the dentist.

IV Sedation – Very Deep Sedation:

Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream, providing a deeper level of sedation for patients with severe dental anxiety or complex treatment needs. IV sedation may cause temporary memory loss during the dental procedure.

Dental Fear vs. Dental Phobia

It's important to distinguish between dental fear and dental phobia:

Dental Fear: Dental fear is a common emotional response to visiting the dentist, often characterized by feelings of anxiety or nervousness. Sedation dentistry can help manage dental fear and make dental visits more comfortable for patients.

Dental Phobia: Dental phobia is a more severe and irrational fear of visiting the dentist, often leading to avoidance of dental care altogether. Sedation dentistry can be particularly beneficial for patients with dental phobia, allowing them to receive the care they need in a safe and supportive environment.

Why Choose Us for Sedation Dentistry?

At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we go above and beyond to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and at ease during their dental visits. Here's why you should choose us for your sedation dentistry needs:


Patient-Centered Care: Our compassionate team takes the time to listen to your concerns and tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and preferences.


Comfortable Environment: Our office feels warm, welcoming, and non-intimidating, helping patients feel relaxed and at ease when they walk through the door.


Clear Communication: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and understanding. Our dentists will take the time to explain each procedure and answer any questions, ensuring that you feel informed and confident throughout your dental visit.

Top Sedation Dentists in Ocala, FL

Don't let dental anxiety or fear prevent you from achieving the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. With sedation dentistry at Dentistry at Bridlewood, you can relax and feel confident knowing you're in good hands. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a stress-free dental experience. With our sedation services in Ocala, you can experience dental care in a whole new way – free from fear and discomfort.