Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Regular dental checkups help keep your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and your smile bright. For patients that suffer from dental anxiety, visiting the dentist can be too stressful. Many patients with fear of the dentist avoid their routine dental health exams and end up developing more complex dental health concerns.
Our entire dental care team is committed to providing a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for all patients. We offer personal, warm, high-quality dental care for children and adult patients. Dr. Dham and every member of our team take the time to listen to our patient’s dental concerns and work together to understand their goals. Whether you have been away from the dentist for many years, or if you are looking for a new dentist in the Plantation, FL area, we welcome everyone to Westside Dental Center.
Plantation, FL dentists at Westside Dental Center offer sedation dentistry options to help patients manage their dental anxiety. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and conscious oral sedation. Dr. Dham works with patients on an individual basis to provide the most suitable type of sedation and ensure their safety during treatment.
A pleasure being a Westside Dental Patient!! Dr. Dham is super friendly, knowledgeable....a DREAM!!! Staff extremely friendly.Gene S.
If you live in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area, Dr. Uttama Dham is the best dentist in the region. Professional, Pleasant and Patient Focussed.Prashant Y.
I had a great experience at this dental office. The place was clean, the environment was friendly, and the staff answered all of my questions in a very helpful way. I got a great cleaning too. I love how smooth my teeth feel after I have them cleaned!Jamie L.
The staff and Dr. Dham are very friendly. The office is always very clean and welcoming. I have a slight fear of the dentists. Yet, I've had all of my wisdom teeth extracted in the past. Today I had a root canal. Although this procedure is quite scary (at least…Emilia C.
I would suggest that anyone opening a practice set up a shadowing session with Dr. Uttma and her staff. They'll show you exactly what patient's expect during a visit. There have been so many times where I've scheduled appts with other offices and they don't even do the work. No…NJ J
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Sedation dentistry is a highly effective and safe way to manage dental anxiety. Patients are able to remain alert and responsive while Dr. Dham completes their dental treatments. In many cases, Dr. Dham is able to complete multiple needed procedures in one sitting, saving the patient repeat visits for the same issue.
Sedation dentistry can be used to help patients get through a dental cleaning or may be used for more complex procedures such as the surgical placement of dental implants.
Dr. Dham will discuss sedation options with patients prior to their treatment. Patients will choose a sedation method based on their health, personal concerns, and what type of procedure they are receiving.
- Oral sedation: this type of sedation will often require an at home dose prior to your visit to begin the sedation process. Patients will need to be escorted to and from the appointment.
- Nitrous oxide: inhaled as an odorless gas, nitrous oxide takes effect and wears off almost immediately, enabling most patients to drive themselves to and from our office.