At Elgin Corners Dental our dentists understand that for some people, visiting the dentist can cause a great deal of anxiety. If you suffer from dental anxiety, dental sedation may be able to help you get the treatment you need, comfortably and stress-free.
Our team of dental professionals strive to make every patient feel relaxed and comfortable, regardless of why they are visiting our office. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may help to make dental appointments a more relaxed and positive experience.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Your dentist can administer oral conscious sedation using a prescription medication in either pill or liquid form. Dental sedation medications can be used the night before your appointment to help you sleep, or an hour before your appointment to help you feel calm and relaxed from the moment you step into our office.
Oral conscious sedation can provide a calming effect that lasts long enough to help nervous or anxious patients get through most dental procedures in a relaxed manner, and leave our office feeling good about their dental appointment.
How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?
Not long after taking the sedation medication you will begin to feel calm and relaxed. This feeling of calm will last throughout your dental treatment. Oral conscious sedation will help you to relax but still remain awake. With oral conscious sedation, some of our patients feel so relaxed that they actually doze off during their dental treatment!
Oral conscious sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but it is important to remember that every patient's needs are different. At Elgin Corners Dental our dentists decide how oral conscious sedation will be used on a case-by-case basis. Speak to your dentist if you think dental sedation may be right for you.
To avoid any drug interactions, and to determine whether oral sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will require a full medical history prior to your treatment.
If you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment with oral conscious sedation, be sure to arrange for someone to take you home following your appointment. You will not be able to drive after your sedation appointment.