Sedation Dentistry

Stuart, FL Dentist

Sedation Dentistry uses medication to help you relax for a better dental care experience. Sedation dentistry can even help patients with severe dental anxiety.

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to meet your individual needs. Sedation allows your body to relax more completely. This increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if you need complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.

To ensure we provide the best fit for each patient, we offer two different types of sedation dentistry: Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation In both cases, your sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who ensure your safety and comfort.

Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a mild dental sedation medication. Once inhaled, it induces a state of mild relaxation. It also reduces sensitivity to pain. Nitrous Oxide is safe for virtually every patient, regardless of age. Following treatment, oxygen is used to neutralize the effects of the nitrous oxide. Once this is complete, you will be fully alert and able to drive yourself home.

Oral Conscious Sedation, or OCS, provides a stronger level of sedation than Nitrous Oxide. Many patients prefer to use OCS for the deeper relaxation it provides.  Though you are still able to stand, walk, or answer questions, you remain in a calm and drowsy state throughout the treatment. With OCS, many patients have found they have little memory of the procedure after the fact. For patients with dental anxiety, this can be a great benefit.

Unlike with Nitrous Oxide, if you choose Oral Conscious Sedation, you will need someone to provide your transportation on the day of your procedure. While there are no lingering aftereffects, the sedative effects of these options can take up to 24 hours to fully diminish.

Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us about:

  • Any prescription medications or over-the-counter medications you are taking
  • Any herbal or nutritional supplements you are using
  • Any allergies you have, particularly medication reactions
  • Any health conditions you have
  • Any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment or about sedation dentistry

For more information about using sedation dentistry with your next treatment, contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart.

Our goal at Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart is to provide a comfortable and caring experience for your family. We offer in-house financing for your convenience.

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Meet Our Stuart Dental Team

Daniel M. Casel, DMD, earned his dental degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Drew University. He has engaged in extensive postgraduate education to become skilled in all aspects of general and restorative dentistry. Dr. Casel keeps up with the latest technology in order to perform procedures such as porcelain inlays and onlays, full zirconia crowns, implant restorations, and porcelain veneers. He places a strong emphasis on the importance of periodontal care to maintain the teeth as well as the overall health of every patient.

Dr. Casel’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Palm Beach County Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Casel and his wife Karyn have four children ranging in age from nine to 24. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing, working out, gardening, and playing baseball with his son while his dogs Brody and Bauer chase the ball.

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We are proud to offer the most advanced dental technology to our Stuart community. We offer many options to ensure your comfort, and keep your smile bright and healthy.

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(772) 286-3088

2385 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Located in the shopping center on US 1, close to Bonefish Grill and TJ Maxx

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  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics: AAFE