Is your dental anxiety keeping you from getting the treatment you need to have the beautiful smile you deserve? You are not alone. It is estimated that between five and eight percent of Americans do not go to the dentist at all, even when they are in pain, and about 20 percent of Americans go to the dentist only when it is absolutely necessary. There is no need to live in fear and pain when you can rest easy with Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead’s methods for sedation dentistry in Gainesville, FL.

We want your entire experience with us to be comfortable and we strive to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. We offer complimentary beverages, and our treatment services include a warm neck pillow, TV during your visit, and a warm towel once your procedure is complete.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Many patients benefit from our sedation methods, including those who have:

  • High dental anxiety
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Limited time to receive all needed treatment
  • Experienced past traumatic dental visits
  • Embarrassment about their teeth
  • An aversion to the dental office in general like sights, sounds, and smells
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental issues

To alleviate your dental anxiety, our office provides several methods of sedation

  • Oral Sedation – You take a sedative pill an hour before your procedure. You will be totally relaxed throughout your visit with us. You will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment.
  • Nitrous Oxide – Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that is inhaled through a mask. Within minutes you are relaxed and completely at ease. The euphoric effects of the gas cease once the gas flow is stopped, allowing you to return to your normal routine. You can drive yourself to your next destination.
  • Local Anesthetic – For certain procedures you will need to have areas of your mouth numbed. Local anesthetic allows for a comfortable, pain-free procedure and may be combined with other sedation methods.

Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead are proud to serve as the only specialist team offering the expertise of both a prosthodontist and periodontist in Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead are proud to serve as the only specialist team offering the expertise of both a prosthodontist and periodontist in Gainesville, FL.

Trust your smile to a specialist! To treat your dental anxiety with sedation dentistry in Gainesville, FL, call our office today!