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Comfort Dentistry in Vero Beach, FL

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Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides comfort dentistry in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Comfort Dental Care for All Ages, Nitrous Oxide and The WAND®

Providing More Options for Less Anxiety, Less Stress, with Comfort Care

For many patients, visiting the dentist for dental treatments is as necessary as it is stressful. Fortunately, we offer a variety of comfort options that can provide more positive experiences and make your trip to the dentist much more comfortable.

Comfort Menu

Our patients' comfort and ease are a top priority! We provide many elective comforts to make their appointments more relaxing and less stressful. Our team is eager to provide any comforting item requested. Please don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Warm Cozy Blanket
  • Neck Pillow
  • Soothing Lip Balm
  • Noise Cancelling Head Phones
  • TV and Movies
  • Stress Ball
  • Dark Glasses
  • Cooling Face Packs
  • Bottled Water

Most importantly, to keep our patients feeling calm and relaxed during dental treatments and procedures, our dentists often recommend receiving Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and an injectable local anesthetic administered by our state-of-the-art Wand, Single Tooth Anesthesia. In some cases, both can be used. Speak to our dentists about which option would be appropriate for you or your child.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas is helpful for patients who may experience some anxiety before their procedure. Nitrous Oxide is a safe, mild form of sedation that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask that is placed over the nose. It takes effect quickly and it also wears off just as fast. The patient remains awake, alert, and responsive throughout the treatment, but will feel calm and comfortable. Some patients experience sensations of heaviness or tingling in their arms and legs and feelings of lightheadedness. Nitrous Oxide is often used in conjunction with local anesthesia.

The WAND®, STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System

We use a computer-assisted system called The Wand® STA to gently administer local anesthesia to a specific area, such as a single tooth. With the Wand, our skilled and experienced dental team can more carefully perform pain-free dental injections, as the medication is administered slowly, with little to no needle discomfort.

The Wand is significantly more comfortable than an anesthetic syringe and greatly reduces patient anxiety. With the Wand, you can receive painless and comfortable dental treatment without experiencing a lingering feeling of large sections of your mouth numb.

Technology The Wand STA

Conscious Oral Sedation

Conscious oral sedation is an alternative minimal sedation that allows the patient to remain awake but relaxed. For people who fear dental procedures, conscious sedation may take away some of the anxiety. The doctor will combine the use of oral sedation along with a local anesthetic providing little to no discomfort. All patients must be accompanied by an adult driver for transportation home.

IV Sedation

Our highly qualified team of Dental professionals and anesthesiologists are trained to provide IV sedation in our office. Before administering this type of sedation, your child's doctor will discuss the benefits and risks and answer any questions you may have.

IV Sedation uses intravenous medications to allow the patient to relax during dental treatment. Your child's doctor will combine the use of IV sedation along with a local anesthetic so your child will have little to no discomfort and no memory of the procedure. During IV Sedation, our medical staff continuously monitors your child's vital signs, such as blood oxygen and heart rate.

Children with high levels of anxiety or special needs may benefit from IV Sedation. It can also be a good option for patients with extensive tooth decay or those undergoing dental surgical procedures. Following IV sedation, your child should rest at home for the rest of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nitrous Oxide and The Wand

Does laughing gas put you to sleep?
On rare occasions, a patient may feel so relaxed that they doze off with laughing gas, but most of the time, children are awake and aware of what is going on around them. Laughing gas is not the same as IV sedation or general anesthesia; it is much milder, and therefore safer.
Can you still feel pain with laughing gas?
Laughing gas helps patients feel calm, but it doesn’t keep patients from feeling pain. We use local anesthetics in conjunction with laughing gas to ensure that children are both relaxed and comfortable during their procedures.
Can a child go back to school after laughing gas?
Yes, the effects of laughing gas wear off minutes after the mask is removed, so your child will be able to return to school after their appointment.
Can you use laughing gas for cavities?
Yes, if your child needs to have dental fillings, we can provide them with laughing gas to help ease their anxiety. Speak with Dr. Jenna before your child’s procedure to make sure they are a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation.
What is a STA in dentistry?
The STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System is a computer assisted system for local anesthesia. The instrument carefully guides dental professionals as they perform injections. Patients benefit from this technology with less discomfort and will not have extensive numbness.
How does The Wand® work in dentistry?
Working at a slow rate, The Wand® operates at a low pressure to deliver pain free injections. Many patients remark that they did not feel the anesthetic being administered when The Wand® was used in their treatment. We also use bubble gum flavored topical anesthetic before using The Wand®.
What is a Wand® procedure?
The Wand® is a computer-controlled single tooth anesthesia (STA) system that helps us provide you with a dental experience that is more comfortable and relaxed. The Wand® delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthetic, which results in a more comfortable, often pain-free numbing experience.
How do you give a painless dental injection?
Waiting to inject until the tissue is corrugated confirms that the topical anesthetic has penetrated the outer mucosa to reach the subepithelial nerve endings. The needle is then able to penetrate the tissue with little or no sensation. A slow injection is more comfortable for the patient.
Looking for a practice in the Floridas Treasure Coast area? Contact us at 772-569-4118 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dental Partners of Vero Beach
3790 7th Terrace, Suite 201
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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