Does visiting the dentist give you anxiety? You’re not alone. Statistics show that about 15 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety, and in some cases, dental phobia can cause a paralyzing fear of getting dental treatment. That’s where oral sedation can help.
With oral sedation, we administer a sedative, which helps you relax if you are nervous about a treatments or if you are undergoing a procedure that may cause discomfort or distress. And, oral sedation is very safe when supervised by a specially trained dentist.
Many of our patients prefer oral sedation, and it is generally well tolerated. The sedative will never render you unconscious. You will be awake and any nervousness or anxiety you have about your dental treatment will be greatly decreased. While you will be conscious, you may not fully remember your dental appointment. (Be sure to make arrangements with someone to drive you home after your appointment.)
Who Oral Sedation is For
Oral sedation is ideal for patients who:
- Have high anxiety or fear regarding dental visits
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Have a phobia of needles
- Have extremely sensitive teeth
- Dislike the dental office environment
- Require a significant amount of dental work in one appointment
- Wish to experience true comfort in the dental setting
Call us today to learn more about using oral sedation for your next dental procedure.