Oral sedation is a safe and effective method of managing dental anxiety by taking medication in order to have a relaxed and comfortable dental treatment.
Oral sedation allows us to provide helpful support for our anxious patients by reducing anxiety to a manageable level.
When is dental oral sedation used?
We often recommend oral sedation to patients who are very nervous or anxious during dental appointments. It is a very effective solution for both short as well as long appointments. It is suitable for most types of procedures.
Is oral sedation right for me?
If you are nervous about your upcoming dental treatment, speak to our talented team of dental professionals.
There are many different types of medications used to manage dental anxiety. Our experienced team will thoroughly review your complete medical history in order to determine if you are a good candidate for oral sedation.
Once we confirm that oral sedation is right for you, we will recommend the best medication. Depending on the type of oral sedation we suggest, you may be required to take the medication the night before your procedure in order to get a good night's sleep and then take a second dose in the morning before you arrive at your appointment.
Can oral sedation be combined with other treatments?
Yes, oral sedation is often combined with nitrous oxide to provide a very complete treatment for your dental anxiety.
Can I drive myself home after the procedure?
No, it is not recommended to drive following an appointment under oral sedation.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you to your appointment, and home as well, as the medication could make you very drowsy. Once at home, you should have someone arrange to stay with you as you may be drowsy for the rest of the day.