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By Vibrant Smiles Dental
July 15, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Sedation  

Find out if sedation dentistry could calm your fears associated with the dentist.

It’s not surprising that a rather large portion of the population has some sort of resistance or anxiety around dentistry. While the thought Sedation Dentistry of drills and needles never elicits the most positive emotions, those with severe anxieties and phobias may be lacking the proper dental care they need because they fear the dentist. Find out how your Waldorf dentist Dr. Owens can make your next dental visit or procedure more relaxing.

What is oral sedation?

Oral sedation is one form of conscious sedation offered by your Waldorf dentist Dr. Owens to help you relax during a dental procedure. Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill, which you will take about a half hour before your visit. A prescription-strength anti-anxiety medication like Valium is often used to combat a patient’s dental anxieties.

How strong is oral sedation?

Oral sedation is one way to provide mild to moderate levels of sedation and relaxation to our patients. While you will be awake and aware the entire time, oral sedation helps to soothe and calm you during your procedure. The level of sedation your Waldorf dentist Dr. Owens prescribes will depend on severity of your anxiety and the invasiveness of the dental procedure you are having done.

Some patients who receive moderate forms of oral sedation may dose off during their procedure, but can easily be awakened.

Who should get oral sedation?

If you are avoiding seeing your Waldorf dentist Dr. Owens due to fear or anxiety then oral sedation could be the right option for you. Oral sedation is great for those who have tried other tactics like deep breathing or relaxation techniques but haven’t found it helpful for relieving their dental anxiety.

While oral sedation is also great for those requiring extensive or more than one dental treatment at a time, it can also be used for something as simple as a dental cleaning.

Interested in finding out how oral sedation could quell your fears? Then talk to your Waldorf dentist Dr. Owens today at Vibrant Smiles Dental. We are here for both your physical and mental wellbeing.