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Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry has revolutionized the way patients view dental visits. Patients who once were afraid or anxious about even the most routine dental procedures now visit the dentist with confidence. Sedation is typically administered to healthy individuals who need help relaxing or managing treatment anxiety. Reasons for needing sedation may include lengthy procedure times, dental phobias, or fear caused by negative experiences in the past.

Did you know…

that here are three different types of sedation dentistry? You can opt for sedation administered in one of the following ways:

  • Oral Sedation – A pharmacological agent administered prior to treatment to alleviate anxiety and help patients relax.
  • Inhalation Sedation – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide offers a euphoric feeling that makes dental treatments more pleasant.
  • IV Sedation – This is a deep sedation reserved for patients who want little or no memory of their dental visits.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Only you and your dentist can determine if sedation is right for you. Because sedation covers a spectrum of treatments, you will need to consult with your dentist to discuss whether light, moderate or deep sedation best meets your needs. Your eligibility for sedation will depend on your age, health, and any other medications you may be taking.

That depends on the type of sedation you undergo. Oral sedation is relatively simple and involves taking a prescribed medication about an hour prior to your procedure. You’ll feel more relaxed, yet completely aware of your surroundings during treatment. If you choose nitrous oxide, you’ll be instructed to inhale the gas at the beginning of your appointment. Additional nitrous can be administered throughout your procedure to keep you in a state of euphoria. At the conclusion of your treatment, you’ll be given oxygen to help ‘snap’ you out of your sedated state.

If IV sedation is right for you, you’ll be instructed to avoid foods and beverages the night before your treatment. A sedative will be administered to you intravenously prior to your procedure, causing you to fall into a deep sleep. A dental anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the procedure and adjust dosage as needed.

Depending on the type of sedation you undergo, a licensed driver may need to drive you home from your dental appointment. If you undergo IV sedation, you may need to be supervised for several hours following the procedure.

"The team at Viera Dental Design Studio takes the time to listen and provide you with the education to make an informed decision about your oral health."

Meet Dr. Brenna Kever, DDS

Raised in St. Augustine, FL, Dr. Kever attended the University of Central Florida where she majored in Microbiology and Molecular Biology with a minor in American Sign Language. She then attended dental school at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. While in dental school, she spearheaded campus-wide involvement in the American Student Dental Association and was also active in volunteering and intramural sports.

Following graduation from dental school, she was accepted to a position at the Birmingham VA Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. There she served veterans while furthering her clinical expertise in complex treatment planning, dental surgery, implant placement, and endodontics.

Aside from dentistry she and her husband enjoy cooking, kayaking, hiking, playing sports, and attending church regularly.

Our Treatment Options

At Viera Dental Design Studio, we offer a variety of treatment opinions. Our goal is to help you fit oral health into your life seamlessly. We work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.

We offer family dentistry services to patients of all ages. We strive to provide a compassionate, friendly, and comprehensive dental experience while at Viera Dental Design Studio. We are fully transparent with our patients to properly educate and offer several treatment options for their needs.

We offer several treatment options to fit your needs. From extractions and root canals to a wide variety of cosmetic dental options, we never forget that there is a unique person attached to every tooth. We tailor our treatment to your desires while providing you with a complete range of options for your optimal health and well being.

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. Dr. Kever is capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth. Modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.

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