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Sedation Dentistry

The stress-free way to keep your teeth healthy.

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1700 Eagle Harbor PKWY East, Orange Park, FL 32003

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Stop dentophobia in its tracks

Dealing With Dental Treatment Anxiety

According to Healthline, 2.7% of men and 4.6% of women have dentophobia. Whether your fear of dental work causes mild discomfort or makes it nearly impossible to schedule an appointment, we’re here to help. Our sedation dentistry solutions offer relief to patients who fear dental work. We’ll work with you to determine which sedation options will be most suitable for your needs.

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Sedation Options

Types of Sedation for Dental Treatments

Nitrous Oxide

AKA laughing gas, this is a mild sedative option.

Oral Sedative

These pills should be taken before a procedure.

Local Anesthesia

Numbing of a specific area via injection.

Numbing Gel

Administered via rinse or a topical anesthesia.

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Keep Your Teeth Healthy Without the Stress

Using sedation, dental procedures don’t have to be a stressful or scary event. Our team has experience working with patients who have a fear of the dentist. We can help you determine the best options for sedation according to your needs.

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Your comfort is our priority

Enjoy Amenities & Refreshments

Your comfort is a top priority for us. We provide tea, coffee, and water in the reception room to keep you refreshed while you wait for your treatment. Our chairs are setup with a television to keep you entertained and at ease throughout your procedures. And for an extra layer of comfort, we provide refreshment towels, neck pillows, and soft blankets upon request.

Note: Some refreshments are not currently available due to COVID-19 precautions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does dental sedation make you fall asleep?

Based on the name, many people assume that sedation dentistry means that you must sleep. However, some patients just need it to make them feel a bit more relaxed or groggy. Many patients do choose to sleep during their visits.

What types of sedation dentistry do you offer?

We offer two kinds of sedation dentistry – oral sedative or inhaling nitrous oxide.

How does sedation dentistry work?

Sedation can be administered in the form of an oral sedative or by inhaling nitrous oxide. Sedation can be mild, moderate, or deep – the dentist will decide with you which option is best based on your level of anxiety and the scope of work that needs to be done. Once the sedative is administered, you’ll typically feel extremely relaxed or even drift off to sleep. What a refreshing change!

Who would benefit from sedation dentistry?

Do you have anxiety when you even hear the word “dentist?” What about a hypersensitive gag reflex that doesn’t respond well to local anesthetics? If so, these issues make you a prime candidate. Other individuals who can benefit greatly are children with dental stress and patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive impairments that impede the ability to understand what’s happening during visits.

Are there side effects?

Sedation dentistry has been extensively studied, so the safety of the practice is well-documented. Most patients will experience retrograde amnesia, which make the details of the dental visit unclear. There may be a decrease in soreness from the dental work that was performed while under sedation. Dry mouth is very common afterwards, and some patients experience hiccups after the visit is over.

How to prepare for sedation dentistry?

Since you’ll be under sedation during the visit, you may still be groggy after it’s over. For this reason, it’s important to arrange a ride from the dentist’s office and plan to spend the rest of the day at home. You may also be instructed to avoid eating or drinking for a certain number of hours prior to the visit. It’s important to tell the dentist about any medications and herbal supplements you are taking, as these may alter the sedative’s effectiveness. The team at Eagle Harbor Dental is more than happy to discuss whether oral sedation or nitrous oxide is right for you. Schedule a consultation today.

Can I choose how deep I want my sedation dentistry to be?

By using our two different methods, we’re able to gauge how deep of sedation you’d like or need. This means that we can personalize it to match exactly how much you need.

Will I remember my visit under sedation?

Sedation dentistry often causes patients to feel a bit unclear about what happened during their visit. This can help those with severe anxiety for their next visit as the last one doesn’t seem bad based on their recollection.

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Our Doctors

Meet our Family of Dentists

Dr. Standish has been serving Clay County patients at Eagle Harbor Dental for over 30 years. His daughters Dr. Kelly & Dr. Erin joined the practice and they’ve been creating beautiful smiles as a family ever since. With extensive educations and memberships, our dentists are the best that Fleming Island has to offer.


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