Our dentists understand that for some people, visiting the dentist can cause extreme fear and anxiety. Our dentists offer oral conscious sedation to help patients suffering from dental anxiety to receive the treatment they need and deserve.
At Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group our goal is to make every patient feel relaxed a comfortable regardless of the reason for their visit. If you fear going to the dentist or suffer from heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may be able to help make your dental appointment a more comfortable and stress-free experience. Dental sedation can help patients to get the treatment they require, but might otherwise skip due to anxiety and fear.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is prescribed by your dentist in liquid or pill form, to be taken before arriving at the dental office. These 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 right from the second you walk into our Surrey dental office.
This form of dental sedation lasts long enough to help anxious patients get through most dental procedures stress-free, and leave our office feeling that they have had a positive dental experience.
How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?
Shortly after taking the medication you will begin to feel calm and at ease. This relaxed feeling will last throughout your dental appointment. Oral conscious sedation will not put you to sleep, you will remain awake but calm throughout your procedure, fully able to speak normally. That said, many patients who take oral conscious sedation for dental appointments actually become so relaxed that they doze off during the procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but it's important to remember that patients' needs differ. Our dentists decide how dental sedation should be used on a case-by-case basis. If you think that you could benefit from oral conscious sedation, talk to your dentist.
If you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, it's essential to arrange for someone to take you home following your treatment. You will not be able to drive after your sedation appointment.