Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Adriana Albite, DMD

W. Roger Long, DDS

Is Dental Sedation Safe?

St Lucie County Dentist using sedative

It’s common to feel nervous before a dental procedure, especially if it’s your first time meeting with your St. Lucie County Dentist. Fortunately, dental sedation has significantly improved over the years, making it safer and more dependable. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve never been sedated before because dental sedation is now safe and relaxing.  

Here are some facts about dental sedation you may want to know about so you can finally ease your anxieties and fears. 

St Lucie County Dentist using sedative

Facts About Dental Sedation

Type of Sedation

The type of sedative used for your procedure is one of the factors that can affect your experience. The most common types of sedation used in sedation dentistry include laughing gas or nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. The sedative that your dentist will use for your dental procedure will vary depending on the procedure.   

Laughing gas and oral sedation are commonly used for minor dental procedures such as dental fillings, tooth extractions, and braces. In contrast, IV sedation is frequently utilized for dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction, and root canal procedures.  

Minimal Risks

While dental sedation is safe, there are risks involved that are beyond your dentist’s control. The patient should discuss the risks with the dentist before dental sedation to help them prepare for any dental emergency. This enables your dentist to assess the risks and eliminate any complications during your surgery.  

Level of Sedation

The three stages of sedation that you can be put through depending on your procedure are minimal, moderate, and heavy sedation. Depending on the level of sedation you’ll be receiving, the dangers associated with dental sedation can increase or decrease. As a result, when compared to extreme sedation, lower levels of sedation carry fewer hazards.

St Lucie County Dentist helping patient

Do You Need the Help of a St. Lucie County Dentist?

Dental procedures, especially for first-time patients, can be nerve-wracking. However, with the help of sedation dentistry, you may finally say goodbye to all of your stress and anxiety. Here at Smooth Sailing Dental, we offer sedation dentistry that is safe and effective in helping you relax. Call us now to get started on improving your oral health! 

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA