For those who experience intimidation, stress, anxiety, fear, or other similar negative emotions while visiting the dentist, oral sedation is a simple, yet effective solution to eliminating such feelings, allowing you to have a comfortable and relaxed time at the dentist. Our team at Six Forks Smiles have safely and effectively administered oral sedation therapy to our patients for years.
What is Oral Sedation?
Oral Sedation Dentistry involves the use of an oral prescription to assist patients in feeling completely at ease during their dental appointment. Typically, the medication provided is simply a tiny pill that is given to the patient prior to their appointment, which decreases activity in parts of the brain that control fear and anxiety. The pill causes moderate sedation; however, the patient will experience varied responses depending on the dosage and type of medication. The patient will either feel extremely drowsy or fall into a moderate to deep sleep. Once the dental procedure is over, the patient will wake up as though they simply took a refreshing nap. Oral sedation can help you stay relaxed and comfortable during any procedure, whether it be teeth whitening, preventative care, or gum rejuvenation.
What are the Benefits of Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation offers several benefits:
- Sleep/Feel drowsy throughout the entire procedure. Throughout the entire procedure, you will remain asleep or incredibly drowsy, meaning you will not feel any pain or uncomfortable sensations.
- Saves time. Oral sedation allows extensive or challenging procedures to be completed in one single appointment, rather than multiple ones.
- No needles. Many individuals are afraid of needles, which can be used in other sedation methods. With oral sedation, the use of needles is eliminated.
- Safe. The pills given to the patient are all thoroughly tested and monitored by the FDA. They will simply help you to be completely relaxed and at ease, without causing any dangerous side effects.
Essentially, oral dentistry allows you to take a refreshing, painless nap while your dental work is being performed.
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When it comes to your teeth, you want someone you can trust. Dr. Rebecca Schmorr is a board certified,