We know that the dental office is a tricky place for some folks. There is no shame in being nervous, dental work by its nature is very in-your-face and that can be uncomfortable. We ask you to do all kinds of crazy things like holding your jaw open for longer appointments, sitting in the dental chair, or maybe you’re just scared of my terrible dad jokes. Whatever the reason, a mild oral sedative may be able to dramatically help you overcome these concerns so that you can receive proper dental care.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Generally this involves taking an oral medication about one hour before your dental appointment. You will need to have someone available that can bring you to our office and drive you home after your dental procedure. While not the same as intravenous sedation (in this case, you are completely unconscious for the duration of your treatment), you will be awake and alert throughout the entire procedure, but will be much more relaxed. Most people report not having any recollection of their dental visit after the medication has worn off. Sounds great right? Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about our sedation options.