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How Does Oral Sedation Work?

Oral SedationOral sedation dentistry makes visits to the dentist easier and less stressful. Sedation dentistry is the no-stress, safe and comfortable dental experience everyone deserves. If you have any fear of the dental chair or have time restrictions, oral sedation is worth a try.

About Oral Sedation

At our practice, a specially-trained professional will administer the oral sedation. Also known as anxiety free and relaxation dentistry, oral sedation removes patient fear from the treatment process. Oral sedation is the predictable and tolerable dental treatment a patient may need to feel comfortable.

There is no need for multiple visits that chew up one's time and patience. We can complete all of the work in a single treatment and ensure that the patient will not feel pain during the session.We provide the painless chairside treatment that patients who struggle with fear of the dentist are looking for.

Who is a Candidate for Oral Sedation?

Everyone is a candidate for oral sedation. However, people who are fearful of dental treatments, have bad past experiences with dentists, find it difficult to feel numb or are especially sensitive to dental procedures will find conscious sedation is the best approach.

Some seek oral sedation as they dislike needles and shots. Others opt for oral sedation as they prefer to not be conscious of the odors and tastes that occur during the procedure.

The Comfort You Deserve

The vast majority of patients feel little or no pain during treatment. There is little, if any, chance of gagging. In fact, this is one of the top reasons why people choose oral sedation. The sedation significantly limits the gag reaction. The patient will wake up feeling good following the dental treatment. It is similar to a short nap. In fact, the patient might not have a clear memory of the dental visit.

What Precautions are Necessary?

We will thoroughly review the patient's medical history prior to oral sedation. We will also closely monitor the patient while under sedation. Patients will need to avoid eating or drinking anything the night prior to the appointment all the way up until the time of the appointment. Patients must also avoid taking any type of stimulant, caffeine or nicotine (smoking etc.) prior to the treatment. The patient will also want to have a friend or family member drive the patient home after the appointment.

As Little Pain as Possible

The bottom line is anyone who has a fear of dentistry will find oral sedation to be quite helpful. Whether a patient worries about gagging, issues with feeling numb or a pestering fear of the dentist's chair, oral sedation is the solution. Sedation dentistry is also ideal for people who need a number of dental procedures in a single session. This approach is so efficient that it condenses numerous appointments into as few as possible. In many instances, merely one visit is necessary.

Thus, there is no reason to seek the uncomfortable traditional dental experience. If a patient is even slightly uneasy about a procedure, oral sedation will make the experience much more tolerable. There is no sense experiencing the pain of any sort when the patient can remain completely comfortable throughout the entirety of the treatment with oral sedation dentistry.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in oral sedation dentistry, reach out to us today. Schedule an appointment so we can tell you more about oral sedation and our dental services.

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