Oral Sedation

dentist meeting patient Are you terrified of going to the dentist? Have you been avoiding having your teeth cleaned because of fear or anxiety? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from the same fears and anxieties. Fortunately, we offer ways to help you relax and feel comfortable with going to the dentist. One of these is through the administration of oral sedation.

Oral sedation is taken in the form of a prescription pill, usually around an hour before your scheduled appointment. After taking the pill, you will feel relaxed and sleepy. Oral sedation won’t put you to sleep, so you’ll be conscious and able to respond to your dentist during your procedure.

After your appointment, you will probably feel a little disoriented and may not even remember the procedure. You should not drive to and from the dentist, so be prepared to make transportation arrangements. The effects may take up to 24 hours to wear off, depending on your dosage.

Dental patients have been choosing oral sedation for over 50 years for a number of reasons. These include the following:

  • It is easy to administer, as you only have to take a pill.
  • It is very effective.
  • There are no needles involved (a fear of needles and a fear of the dentist often go hand-in-hand).
  • It costs less than other forms of sedation.

If you have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist, ask us about oral sedation before your next appointment! Contact us to schedule an appointment at Dental Innovations.