Center for the Dental Arts Offers Sedation Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida–Dr. Blum understands that many people who could benefit from dental treatment may never seek the treatment they need because they are afraid. Dental-phobia is a very real issue that affects as many as one-half of the people in the country. By offering sedation dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Blum ( and his staff at the Center for the Dental Arts ensures every patient can easily obtain the treatment they need without the painful experience they fear.

For more than 30 years, dentists have implemented sedatives into their practice to help calm nervous patients. For some people, the sound of the dental drill is all it takes to panicked. Others may have had a previous traumatic experience at the dentist that they can’t overcome. In some cases, physical conditions such as sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex can contribute to their concerns. Sedation dentistry in Fort Lauderdale can be used to address any of these situations and more.

Just as there are different causes for dental-phobia, there are also different solutions. Dr. Blum and his staff will create a plan that is right for the patient. Options include pre-appointment and in-office sedation. Treatments used prior to the appointment are prescription medications that make the patient sleepy. Although they are still able to respond to the dentist’s requests, they will likely remember little if any of their experience.

In-office sedatives are administered orally and they have the same effect as those medications taken prior to the appointment. The drug used for this purpose allows the patient to remain conscious while their anxiety is reduced.

For patients who think sedation dentistry in Fort Lauderdale is a good solution for their needs, the place to start is by making an initial appointment where Dr. Blum will take x-rays and evaluate their condition. This is the patient’s opportunity to discuss their expectations and their need for sedation dentistry. The only thing patients will need when the time for their appointment for treatment arrives is a dependable friend to drive them home and stay with them until the effects of the medication wear off.

Sedation dentistry in Fort Lauderdale is a valuable service for anyone who is otherwise unwilling to get the regular maintenance they need for a healthy mouth, such as regular cleanings, or procedures that will improve their smile drastically, such as porcelain veneers.

About Center for the Dental Arts

The Center for the Dental Arts ( is a private dental practice run by Dr. Michael Blum. Dr. Blum and his staff have been providing outstanding dental service in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area for more than twenty-six years. The Center focuses on cosmetic and implant dentistry to help patients achieve their most beautiful smiles. Their services include extended hours, easy patient plans and sedation dentistry for the comfort and convenience of their patients. Their goal is to provide patients with pain-free solutions that will make going to the dentist a comfortable experience.