At Proactive Dental Studio in Surrey our dentists understand that for some people, visiting the dentist causes high levels of anxiety. If you suffer from dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be able to help you get the treatment you need in a comfortable and stress-free manner.
Our team of professionals at Proactive Dental Studio in Surrey strive to make every patient feel relaxed and comfortable, regardless of why they are visiting our office. For our patients who suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation can be helpful in making their dental appointment a more relaxed and positive experience.
What is oral conscious sedation?
For patients who find dental appointments stressful, or particularly uncomfortable, dentists can administer oral conscious sedation using a prescription medication in either pill or liquid form. These sedation medications can be used the night before the dental appointment to help patients sleep, or an hour before the appointment to help the patient feel calm and relaxed from the moment they step into our office.
Oral conscious sedation provides 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.
What does oral conscious sedation feel like?
Soon after taking the sedation medication you will begin to feel calmer and more relaxed. This relaxed feeling will last throughout your dental treatment. Oral sedation medications will help you to relax but still remain awake. That said, some of our patients feel so relaxed that they actually nap during their dental treatment!
Oral conscious sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but every patient's needs are different. At Proactive Dental Studio 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 could help you to cope with your dental anxiety or heightened oral sensitivity.
In order to avoid any drug interactions, and to determine whether dental sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will require a full medical history prior to your treatment.
If you are booked to undergo 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.