Dental anesthesia and sedation to ensure a positive experience at the dental office

At Highland Dental Clinic, we are committed to helping you make dental care a routine part of your overall healthcare. Unfortunately, many patients in the South Lakeland, Florida, area may have dental anxiety that keeps them from getting the necessary care they need. Whether patients fear a painful procedure or are worried about having anxiety with someone in their personal space, we understand that this can keep patients from our practice. However, we make everyone feel comfortable the minute they step into our office, and we proudly utilize dental anesthesia and sedation to put patients at ease about their upcoming dental appointment.

How we guarantee you’ll be relaxed and at ease in the dental chair

We know that dental anxiety can build up and cause patients to avoid seeing their dentist for even the most routine treatments, such as a dental examination or dental cleaning. We understand and can help make your visits more enjoyable. This may include the use of dental anesthetics and oral sedation.

  • Dental anesthetics. At Highland Dental Clinic, we use local anesthetics to numb the specific area where we are working to prevent any pain and discomfort for our patients. This is often administered for patients who are having procedures such as extractions, root canal therapy, or cavity fillings. Using an injectable anesthetic, we can numb the treatment area by blocking the nerves and allowing for several hours of numbness to ensure comfort from start to finish.
  • Oral conscious sedation. If you find yourself even too anxious to make it to your dental appointment, we may prescribe an oral conscious sedation medication designed to relax you before you even arrive. This sedation does require patients to arrange transportation to and from their appointment, as they should not be driving while the sedation is in effect.

Interested in learning more about dental anesthesia and sedation at Highland Dental Clinic?

Call Dr. Blanca Fernandez and her team to discuss your needs. Her office is at 5163 US Highway 98 in South Lakeland, FL, and is open to new patients who call for an appointment at (863) 457-1954. We serve patients of all ages and can help you and your family achieve and maintain oral health and wellness without dental anxiety or discomfort.

Blanca Fernandez, DMD
Blanca Fernandez, DMD

Dr. Blanca Fernandez is a skilled dentist in Lakeland, FL. She studied general dentistry at the Colombian Dental College and studied prosthodontics and received a Master of Science at the Dentistry Foundation of San Martin in Bogota, Colombia. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. With specialized training in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery, Dr. Fernandez is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, and Polk County Dental Association.