For some of us, visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-causing experience and some of us may avoid going as often as we should because of this. Today, our Surrey dentists explain how dental sedation is a safe way to allow you to have routine dental services done comfortably.
What is dental sedation and what is it used for?
Dental sedation uses medication, typically delivered orally or through an inhalent, to help make patients more comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment. Besides anxious patients, dental sedation may be recommended for patients that need complex treatment or who have a severe gag reflex.
Dental sedation allows our dentists to offer a lower-stress appointment so our patients can receive the critical oral health care they need to keep their mouths healthy.
What are the dental sedation options at Proactive Dental Studio?
At Proactive Dental Studio we offer oral sedation. Oral sedation is a sedative that is administered in the form of a liquid or pill. These medications can be taken the night before an appointment to help you sleep, and/or one hour before your appointment to reduce anxiety leading up to and during treatment.
During your treatment, you will remain awake and responsive, and you won't feel any pain.
Are there any concerns with dental sedation?
Dental sedation is generally safe for most patients. Prior to prescribing the sedative, your dentist will review your medical history and discuss whether dental sedation is the right option for your situation.
While at our office, you will be closely monitored for any negative side effects from the sedation. It is normal to feel drowsy following your appointment but this feeling will wear off as the day progresses.
You should never drive while under the effects of sedation. Arrange to have a trusted friend or family member bring you to and from your appointment.
Do you struggle with anxiety with going to the dentist? Dental sedation may be a good option for you. Contact our Surrey dentists today to learn more.