If you become extremely nervous or anxious at the idea of visiting the dentist, oral conscious sedation may be able to help you to receive the dental treatment you need and deserve.
Oral conscious sedation can help to make a trip to the dentist less stressful for patients who suffer from moderate to extreme dental anxiety.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is a prescription medication that can be administered by your dentist in order to help you feel more relaxed during dental appointments and treatments.
This type of dental sedation lasts long enough to help nervous and anxious patients get through most common dental procedures.
How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?
Throughout your procedure, oral dental sedation will help you to feel calm and at ease.
You will remain conscious but feel very relaxed. In fact, some patients feel so relaxed with oral conscious sedation that they even doze off during their treatment!
Oral conscious sedation is safe for most healthy patients. How sedation will be used is decided by the dentist on a case-by-case basis. You will be required to provide your dentist with a full medical history prior to your treatment in order to avoid any drug interactions and to determine whether oral sedation may be right for you.
It's important to arrange for someone to take you home once your appointment is finished. You will not be able to drive after your sedation appointment, even though you will be conscious during your treatment.