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13254 State Road 54,
Odessa, FL 33556

ODESSA, FLORIDA

Stress-Free Sedation Dentistry in Odessa, FL

At Spring Haven Dental, we prioritize your comfort with expert sedation dentistry. Experience a serene, pain-free visit that alleviates anxiety and fear. Trust our compassionate team for exceptional, stress-free dental care.

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Hear from Our Happy Patients

Jerry Harris
Jerry Harris
July 3, 2024.
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Dr. Regan took time to answer all my questions and I feel I received excellent care from Dr. Regan, Brittany and the staff.
Lisa Aiken
Lisa Aiken
July 2, 2024.
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Dr Regan is always very thorough in explaining the dental processes you are having or needing!
Igor
Igor
July 1, 2024.
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Absolutely wonderful staff, easy to joke with and have a fun conversation 😊 plus the office is incredibly clean and very comfortable! Highly recommend asking for Lola, she did my cleaning and check-up, was gentle, but efficient and very nice to chat with! Not sure how a dental visit can get better than what Spring Haven offers 👍
Glen Fontanelli
Glen Fontanelli
June 28, 2024.
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The best experience I have ever had a dentist The staff are exceptional!!!! Lola was fantastic and very thorough
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K
June 24, 2024.
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I have made the best decision to come to try Spring Haven Dental and make them my new dentist office. Today was my first time being there. As a new patient they got all the x-rays & photos of my teeth done, which Pamela makes these really quick and easy! Everyone there is so kind, helpful, and they really make every bit of your appointment such a comfortable experience. Dr. Klaib saw me today, although this is not his normal location as he is just helping fill in, he was a wonderful Doctor to have! Juliana is so sweet, informative, and helpful with literally every question and concern. Also, I believe Lola is the best dental hygienist I have ever had over any other office I have been to. Everyone at this office has made it easy to want to come back, even with having anxiety about medical appointments. It was really a great experience!
Peggy Carmichael
Peggy Carmichael
June 19, 2024.
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Everyone here was super nice and helpful. Really enjoyed my first visit here. As usual my Dr. Ramsi was his wonderful self and helped me figure out what to do next in my dental plan. The dental hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth. All in all a very pleasant visit.
Ana C
Ana C
June 14, 2024.
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Great atmosphere, clean office and everyone was amazing and welcoming. Definitely recommend them.
Mark Zimmermann
Mark Zimmermann
June 6, 2024.
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Excellent, polite, and timely service. My teeth have never felt better.
Colleen Sifuentes
Colleen Sifuentes
June 4, 2024.
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Great Staff very personable! Highly recommend this practice.

Creating Fearless Dental Visits with IV Sedation

At Spring Haven Dental, we understand that not everyone is comfortable in visiting the dentist. In fact, with 36% of the American population suffering from dental anxiety, and a further 12% suffering from extreme dental fear, we know that many of our patients find it challenging to step into our office or even go through with booking an appointment. This is why we offer several forms of sedation dentistry, including IV sedation, which can help make your dental visits with us more comfortable, and even fearless.
Anxiety-free dental visit with sedation dentistry in Tampa, FL
Nitrous oxide sedation provided during sedation dentistry in Tampa, FL

What is Sedation Dentistry?

For those with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is an option that involves administering medication to help patients relax during routine dental procedures. There are different levels or types of sedation that a patient can choose from, including local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
Factors like the length of appointment, the type of dental procedure, your level of anxiety or fear, and any medical conditions you may have, are what determine which sedation option is best for you.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

The most common reasons for asking about sedation options are:
Those who are Special Needs, or those who have a medical condition that makes it difficult to remain still during treatment, may also inquire about IV sedation options.
Sedation dentistry session with relaxed patient in Tampa, FL

What Are the 4 Categories of Sedation Dentistry?

There are 4 categories of sedation that we offer here at Spring Haven Dental. These include:
Administration of local anesthetic during sedation dentistry in Tampa, FL

Local Anesthetic – No Sedation

If you have minimal anxiety around dental appointments but find that you cannot handle pain, a local anesthetic is offered to properly numb you so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure. The most common medications used for this include Novocaine and Lidocaine. It works as follows:

Nitrous Oxide

If you require minimal sedation, nitrous oxide or laughing gas, will be given to you through a small mask placed over the nose. You simply inhale the nitrous oxide, which will help you relax but remain awake enough to respond to questions and commands. The laughing gas wears off within a short window of time after the mask is removed. This is a fantastic option for those with mild dental anxiety.
Gentle sedation dentistry session with patient in Tampa, FL
Patient taking oral sedation medication before sedation dentistry appointment in Tampa, FL

Oral Sedation

If you suffer from mild to moderate dental anxiety, oral sedation can help you to feel more relaxed during your treatment. Oral sedation is taken in pill form, and the dose is determined by your weight, age, and level of anxiety.
In most cases, the pill is taken an hour before the appointment, but sometimes it’s prescribed for the night before. This type of sedation will make you drowsy, and quite relaxed, so much so, that some patients do find that they fall asleep during treatment. If you’re getting oral sedation, you will need a driver to escort you home afterwards.

IV Sedation

If you are extremely nervous for dental appointments or have extreme dental fears, IV sedation is the option for you. While you will remain conscious and breathing on your own, many patients fall asleep during treatment with IV sedation, as the effects are similar to a “twilight sleep”.
The medication is introduced directly into the bloodstream through a small IV that is placed in your arm, and your vital signs and oxygen levels are monitored. In most cases, patients cannot recall the dental procedure, but can be “awoken” with a gentle nudge. If you’re getting IV sedation, you will need someone to escort you home.
Intravenous (IV) sedation administered during sedation dentistry in Tampa, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you experience severe dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, have sensitive teeth, or need extensive dental work.
When administered by trained professionals, sedation dentistry is generally safe. Dentists carefully monitor patients throughout the procedure to ensure their safety and comfort.
With sedation dentistry, you should not feel pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia is typically used in conjunction with sedation to ensure your comfort.
It depends on the type of sedation used. With minimal sedation, you will remain awake but relaxed. With deeper sedation, you may be more closely to unconsciousness, though still able to respond to stimulation.
While rare, side effects may include headache, nausea, or dizziness. Serious risks are minimal when sedation is administered by qualified professionals in a controlled environment.
The duration of sedation effects varies depending on the type of sedative used and individual factors. Most patients recover fully within a few hours after the procedure.

Our Expert Dentists

We look forward to meeting you and helping in any way they can!
Dr. Fadi Raffoul

Dr. Fadi Raffoul

Dr. Fadi Raffoul grew up in Tampa and graduated from Wharton High School before attending the University of South Florida. He strives to provide his patients with the highest level of care in a fun and friendly environment.

Dr. Regan

Dr. Christina Regan

Dr. Christina Regan completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Christina is extremely focused on patient care and is very excited to meet new patients from Trinity and the surrounding areas.

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(813) 448-6885

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Get in the Way of Getting the Dental Treatment You Need

If dental anxiety is keeping you from getting the treatment you need, then contact us today here at Spring Haven Dental to discuss our sedation dentistry options. Whether you need nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation, we can help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your next visit. No more jitters, anxiety, or panic attacks – just a calm and fearless dental experience.

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