Sedation Dentistry Specialist


David J. Cabanzon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in South Miami, FL

Visiting the dentist can cause genuine anxiety, especially if you’re facing a major procedure or oral surgery. David Cabanzon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP, at THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE in South Miami, Florida, uses sedation dentistry to help ease your fears and make your entire dental visit more comfortable. Call the office to learn more about sedation dentistry or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.

Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves using safe, controlled sedation prior to or during a dental visit to help ease a patient’s anxiety. 

Sedation dentistry allows for a more stress-free, comfortable experience. You remain alert enough to answer questions but feel relaxed and, in some levels of sedation, don’t have a memory of the actual time in the dental chair. 

How does oral sedation dentistry work?

With oral sedation, you receive a prescription prior to your appointment at THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE. Dr. Cabanzon directs you how far in advance of your appointment you should take the medication to help you relax even before the procedure begins. You still receive a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area during your visit.

When using sedation dentistry, do plan on having a friend or loved one drive you to and from your appointment. The prescription’s effects can last for several hours and can cause impaired reflexes and sleepiness.

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

If you regularly avoid dental visits altogether or are putting off a necessary procedure due to fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry is a possible solution. Consider sedation dentistry if you are scheduled for extensive dental work or multiple procedures, have a strong gag reflex, or have moderate to high dental anxiety. 

Dr. Cabanzon evaluates your medical history and current health before prescribing any medication. He also meets with you to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you. 

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows you to get necessary cleanings and dental work done while keeping you feeling more at ease.

The oral medications have no lasting side effects but help you feel pleasantly relaxed. You’re monitored throughout the appointment to make sure you are doing just fine and experiencing no concerns. 

Sedation dentistry makes it so you can have multiple procedures done during the same visit. You can get much or all of your dental procedures done at once without having to schedule multiple appointments and experiencing anxiety before each one. 

Usually, Dr. Cabanzon can work more quickly and efficiently because you're relaxed under sedation and don’t need as many breaks or reassurances.

If you suffer dental anxiety, contact THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE to learn whether you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry. Call the office or use the online tool to schedule today.