We understand that for a certain portion of patients the thought of having dental work done can bring on anxiety. That is why we are pleased to offer oral conscious sedation as an option to our patients.
Oral conscious sedation involves administering a sedative medication to help our patients relax. This type of sedation allows our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable while still being able to respond to us and have a sense of awareness. This provides an environment of comfort for the patient while allowing us to complete the appropriate dental care they need. Patients rarely remember anything about their appointment.
Is oral conscious sedation right for me? We would recommend oral conscious sedation to anyone who fears the dentist because of the sounds, sights, and smells. Patients who have had bad dental experiences in the past also benefit from sedation. Sedation allows us to complete dentistry on our most anxious patients in a comfortable environment.
What else do I need to know about sedation? Patients should plan on taking the day off work. Patients are required to have someone drive them to and from their appointment.
We hope that this information is helpful. Our goal is to provide excellent dental care to our patients and make the experience as stress free as possible. Please call us at 317-535-7141 if you have further questions.