Sedation dentistry is the ultimate solution to dental patient anxiety. It’s safe, works fast and many patients don’t even remember the visit! Dr. Howard J. Hoffman and his expert staff are ready with the latest sedation dentistry techniques to make your next visit as comfortable as possible.
Sedation Dentistry: How it Works
Sedation dentistry, also known as oral conscious sedation, does not require general anesthesia. It involves a simple anti-anxiety drug that helps the patient relax.
After decades of experience with oral conscious sedation, Dr. Hoffman has earned a reputation as Miami’s original sedation dentist. Not only do our techniques help patients relax, but they also reduce the treatment time.
Almost any cosmetic dentistry procedure can be performed on a sedated patient. This includes restorations, implants and porcelain veneers.
The process of oral conscious sedation is simple. You take a pill before arriving at Dr. Hoffman’s office in Aventura. The anti-anxiety effects of this little drug are fast-acting and pleasant. In the end, most patients feel like they’ve been in the office for only a few minutes!
During the procedure, Dr. Hoffman and his staff will monitor you closely with the most advanced medical equipment. So, relax…this is an extremely safe procedure, and Dr. Hoffman is among the most experienced sedation dentists in the country.
Preparation for the appointment is similar to any other cosmetic dentistry procedure:
· No eating or drinking 12 hours before the appointment, with the exception of water.
· Just before the appointment, the patient takes the sedative.
· It’s important that the patient arranges transportation to and from the dentist office.
Sedation dentistry is an incredibly effective way to circumvent patient anxiety. With Dr. Hoffman’s extensive knowledge, there’s no better option for Miami sedation dentistry.
Dr. Hoffman can perform almost every cosmetic dentistry procedure available, and applying lumineers is among his most popular services.
Lumineers are extremely thin veneers (approximately 0.2 millimeters thick), and they are made of cerinate porcelain. Lumineers are so thin that they are translucent, which helps create the appearance of natural enamel. Unlike a conventional veneer, there’s no need to reduce the size of the tooth by grinding. Lumineers are so thin that they look natural without this reduction.
There are several reasons why patients choose lumineers instead of alternative cosmetic procedures:
· The treatment is quick and easy. No grinding means no sensitivity or pain.
· Lumineers can last up to 20 years.
· The shade of a lumineer is adjustable to complement the natural appearance of the patient’s smile.