March 26, 2015
The anticipation of going to the dentist is often—almost always—worse than actually going to the dentist. Nevertheless, if you are one of the millions of people who avoids going to the dentist because the anticipation makes your heart race and your palms sweat, the fear is real. You can, however, banish the fear. Sedation dentistry from Eccella Smiles in Jacksonville Beach, FL, will help you relax, so you can attend to your dental health without worry.
Whether your dental anxiety is triggered by the memory of a long ago run-in with a dentist you didn’t like or a treatment that was painful, Dr. W. Scott Wagner and his staff understand. We believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with medication to help you overcome anxiety. At Eccella Smiles, we offer two methods of sedation dentistry.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Wagner will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for you to take at a designated time before your appointment. Once you take the medicine, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment and back home. This medication will leave you feeling relaxed and calm, so you can arrive at our office and sit through your appointment without any worries. You will be conscious, so Dr. Wagner can speak to you. However, you may not remember anything about your treatment.
Our periodontal/implant specialist, Dr. Brian Young, is fully licensed to provide oral sedation and IV sedation. With IV sedation, also called twilight sedation, we can reduce or increase the amount of sedation you receive while you’re in the chair, so your level of comfort is always appropriate. Some patients do drift off to sleep with IV sedation, but almost all have no memories of what happened during their appointments.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you know you should see the dentist, then call Eccella Smiles in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and ask about sedation dentistry. We also conveniently serve patients from the surrounding communities of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Augustine.
September 23, 2014
You can do it all. Every day you balance perfectly the responsibilities of work and family. From meetings and practices, to shopping and organizing, you are the glue that holds it all together. You fight the battle we call daily life and you relish in the small victories. However, when you look in the mirror at night you can see that the stress of the everyday has taken its toll on your skin. But you no longer have to live with the proof of a busy life on your face. You can regain your youthful, worry free appearance. Dr. Wagner has been helping people just like you change the face they see in the mirror, not with surgery, but with the latest innovations in skin rejuvenation therapy. Make an appointment with Dr. Wagner at Eccella Smiles today. Eccella Smiles is more than a dentist office, it’s a comprehensive wellness center dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Eccella Smiles is conveniently located in Jacksonville Beach, FL, close to St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, and Neptune Beach.
Choices in Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
Dr. Wagner can offer you the latest in skin rejuvenation therapies including:
- Botox- This popular medicationis injected into muscles in the face to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
- Obagi- These therapies can improve signs of skin aging and skin conditions like age spots, rough skin, redness, yellowish complexion and discoloration.
- Skin Medica – Skin care therapy made from antioxidants and retinoid that repair the natural appearance of your skin by helping to prevent free radical damage.
- Vivite- Skin care therapy thatexfoliates, hydrates and protects your skin. These products contain glycolic acid which helps promote the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Skin Rejuvenation Therapy in Jacksonville, FL
Inevitably, time, stress and age will cause our naturally healthy skin cells to break down. Luckily, there are many treatments readily available to restore your skin’s natural beauty. You have worked hard to achieve your goals, now you can let Dr. Wagner’s skin rejuvenation therapies work hard to renew your appearance. Experience and enjoy the refreshing confidence that comes with skin rejuvenation therapy. Make an appointment with Dr. Wagner at Eccella Smiles today. The experienced team at Eccella Smiles is waiting on your call. Eccella Smiles proudly serves patients throughout Jacksonville Beach, FL, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and surrounding communities.
June 1, 2012
If you avoid the dentist because of anxiety, you’re far from alone. Every year, anxiety and fear keeps millions from going to the dentist. That’s why Dr. Wagner has included sedation/sleep dentistry as one of Eccella’s many services. With sedation/sleep dentistry, it’s possible for patients to get the treatment they need without feeling any anxiety. It is not uncommon for us to have clients walking in the door the first time literally shaking in fear…..even crying….because of a bad previous experience. However, after your first step inside, you’ll know we are different. We create options that help break down those barriers. Our goal is for you to experience dentistry in a way that you never have before. We all understand that bad experiences can create huge barriers to your health. It is our job to create a new experience for you…….one free of fear, free of anxiety, and one where you are comfortable moving forward with care that you need to get healthy.
How Does Sleep Dentistry Work?
There’s nothing wrong with needing some additional help to overcome dental anxiety. We have fantastic medications and safe techniques that millions of people have trusted for their dental care. Dr. Wagner offers sedation with an oral medication (oral sedation), and our Periodontal/Implant Specialist offers oral sedation and I.V. sedation (twilight sedation) . With oral sedation, you simply take a pill prior to your visit and then rest comfortably while your treatment is performed. With IV sedation, we can reduce or increase the amount of sedation you receive while you’re in the chair, so your level of comfort is optimized. Dr. Wagner and our surgeon are available to discuss your options and help you choose which method of sedation is appropriate in your situation.
If you have questions about whether sedation/sleep dentistry is right for you, don’t hesitate to give our Jacksonville Beach office a call. Dr. Wagner would be happy to meet with you and make a recommendation. Our commitment is to helping you achieve your best smile and in the most stress-free way possible.