Sedation Dentistry FAQ - palm beach gardens fl

Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation Dentistry Ensures Your Comfort

After extensive training and years of experience, Dr. Jay Ajmo is one of the only cosmetic and implant dentists to achieve board-certification for sedation dentistry in Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Gardens! PGA Dentistry uses both oral conscious and IV sedation to help you cope with your dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows us to continue to provide our first-class care without compromising your peace of mind. Many people neglect their oral health for years out of fear of the dentist. Now we can help you restore your teeth and smile to optimum health with fewer appointments and less stress. The key to solving dental anxiety lies in the approach to treatment—by using sedation dentistry.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

At PGA Dentistry, Dr. Ajmo is certified in various forms of sedation dentistry in order to make you feel at ease with your appointment and treatment. By keeping regular checkups and moving forward with treatments, it will reduce the need for frequent visits, extensive procedures, and stressful appointments. While scheduling a consultation or meeting with Dr. Ajmo, be sure to let us know about your levels of anxiety and we will work with you to find a sedation option that works for you.

Who Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

There are plenty of adults with self-proclaimed fears of the dentist, but seniors and teenagers alike would greatly benefit from sedation dentistry, especially as some of them need dental implant surgery, bone grafting, oral surgery or full mouth reconstruction. Patients with general anxiety or emotional issues would also greatly benefit from calming dental visits with sedation dentistry.

Because these patients may not be able to relinquish control during their visit, sedation dentistry takes the anxious edge off for them so they can relax in our chair while the dentist completes his work. For a patient that needs more extensive treatments but doesn’t want to break it up into multiple visits, sedation dentistry allows Dr. Ajmo to perform whatever procedures necessary to restore our patient’s mouth and oral health without interruptions. With sedation, oftentimes multiple procedures can be performed simultaneously thereby drastically reducing the number of visits. 

Here are some more examples of people who would benefit from sedation dentistry:

  • Low pain tolerance
  • Claustrophobia
  • Previous dental trauma
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Patients who are fidgety
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Need an abundance of dental work done
  • Dental anxiety
  • General anxiety or emotional issues
  • Undergoing dental implant surgery

The Importance of Dental Visits

For patients who have dental anxiety, either from the time they were young or from a bad experience in adulthood, this can often lead to avoiding the dentist for several years or even for a lifetime. However, avoiding the dentist entirely can have dire consequences on your health. Often a person may have had a bad experience when they were young which caused immense pain and they were traumatized from the treatment. Since then, they refused to go back to the dentist for many years. Ultimately, their teeth are likely to decay and their gums become infected as they become adults. Failing to seek proper dental care often leaves an anxious dental patient with significant dental diseases that affect their smiles.
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The Importance of Dental Visits

For patients who have dental anxiety, either from the time they were young or from a bad experience in adulthood, this can often lead to avoiding the dentist for several years or even for a lifetime. However, avoiding the dentist entirely can have dire consequences on your health. Often a person may have had a bad experience when they were young which caused immense pain and they were traumatized from the treatment. Since then, they refused to go back to the dentist for many years. Ultimately, their teeth are likely to decay and their gums become infected as they become adults. Failing to seek proper dental care often leaves an anxious dental patient with significant dental diseases that affect their smiles.

Financing Options

For those without dental insurance but need sedation options for their treatment, we have partnered with three premier patient financing services known as Proceed Finance, CareCredit® and Springstone Financing. These patient financing services are devoted to providing funding or credit services for health, beauty, and wellness procedures and treatments. They offer an assortment of low-interest loans, long-term loans, online payment systems and more. We have experience working alongside Proceed Finance, CareCredit and Springstone Financing in the past, and they have offered easy to understand financing options for patients of any budget.
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Financing Options

For those without dental insurance but need sedation options for their treatment, we have partnered with three premier patient financing services known as Proceed Finance, CareCredit® and Springstone Financing. These patient financing services are devoted to providing funding or credit services for health, beauty, and wellness procedures and treatments. They offer an assortment of low-interest loans, long-term loans, online payment systems and more. We have experience working alongside Proceed Finance, CareCredit and Springstone Financing in the past, and they have offered easy to understand financing options for patients of any budget.

Dental Insurance

For those with dental insurance, we have found that most procedures we offer are covered or mostly covered by major dental insurance providers. However, we have also known that these same insurance providers may not include dental sedation as part of their coverage. We encourage our patients to review their dental insurance plans prior to their appointments, in order to fully understand what can or cannot be covered by their insurance provider. When you arrive for your appointment or first consultation, please bring your most up-to-date insurance information and we’ll help you with the paperwork.
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Dental Insurance

For those with dental insurance, we have found that most procedures we offer are covered or mostly covered by major dental insurance providers. However, we have also known that these same insurance providers may not include dental sedation as part of their coverage. We encourage our patients to review their dental insurance plans prior to their appointments, in order to fully understand what can or cannot be covered by their insurance provider. When you arrive for your appointment or first consultation, please bring your most up-to-date insurance information and we’ll help you with the paperwork.

FAQ About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a series of sedation techniques administered by a certified sedation dentist to help our patients relax during their procedure or treatments. This can be especially helpful for patients who have a fear of the dentist, dental tools, or must undergo long or complicated dental procedures.

This method entails one or two pills that are consumed prior to your appointment. It induces relaxation and a sense of calm for the duration of your entire appointment. You will need someone to transport you to and from our office due to the effects of the pills.

IV sedation offers a deeper and more immediate level of sedation than the oral conscious sedation, with the added bonus of leaving you with no memory of the procedure or appointment.

This kind of sedation is generally reserved for those having a significant medical history or for those undergoing more complicated procedures. It will induce a very deep level of sedation and you’ll wake up with no memory of the procedure. General anesthesia is administered by an MD General Anesthesiologist in our facility.

This technique is reserved for numbing your teeth and mouth after you are sedated.

Dr. Ajmo is one of very few cosmetic and implant dentists certified in sedation dentistry in all of South Florida and the only one in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. If you have a fear of the dentist or want to find out more about sedation options for your dental treatments, we encourage you to contact us to find out which sedation options are best for you.

The good news is that sedation dentistry can be used for any and all dental procedures. There may be different sedation options recommended for you depending on the level of anxiety you experience and the length or complication of the procedure.

The main point of concern is the overall health of our patients. Some sedation dentistry techniques may not be right for those who have conflicting medical problems. Dr. Ajmo is an expert in sedation dentistry and will ensure that we find the best and safest sedation option that works for you.

Still Have Questions About Your Sedation Dentistry Options? Give Us A Call.

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