Every effort is made to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our patients; however, we understand when extra support is needed. For patients feeling especially nervous about their upcoming treatment with us, we offer oral sedation to keep their fears and anxieties under control.
With oral sedation, patients can get through their appointment without experiencing the fear and discomfort that may be associated with longer or more invasive procedures. Patients that want to learn more about sedation dentistry are invited to call one of our offices in the Washington area today to learn more!
What is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is a type of sedative that is generally prescribed by the treating doctor a day prior to the procedure. The sedative is taken as a pill, usually an hour before the patient’s appointment to allow time for the medication to take full effect. Oral sedation is a safe and reliable option that may be used to make a patient’s experience in the dentist’s office more comfortable.
How Does it Help?
An oral sedative is a moderate level of sedation that often causes patients to drift to sleep during their procedure. This allows the dentist to perform their work and complete the procedure without the patient feeling uncomfortable. Even when patients remain awake, they often report feeling sleepy and relaxed while being able to respond and communicate with the dentist. The sedative may also cause an amnesiac effect so that the patient does not remember the procedure after leaving the office.
Because this medication causes excessive drowsiness, patients must make arrangements to have a friend or family member drive them to and from this appointment.
Service Designed For Your Health & Comfort
Tranquility Dental Wellness provides care for your entire family, making it easy and stress-free to get the care you need from a team you can trust.
Far too often, patients avoid going to the dentist’s office due to fear and anxiety; we strive to make dental visits enjoyable for our patients and encourage them to see us more often. By providing oral sedation in our office, we are able to improve the experience of nervous patients, making them feel more comfortable while receiving the treatment they need.
Call today to schedule an appointment with us or request oral sedation for your next visit!