You’re not alone if you get anxiety when it comes time for your next dentist appointment. Many people avoid the dentist altogether because their fear of procedures is so great. The good news is there are solutions to help calm your anxiety, and oral sedation is one of them.
Dr. Angela Britt, DMD & Dr. Sadye Souther, DMD
What is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is one of the ways dentists help their patients reduce anxiety so they can perform dental treatments important to oral health. It’s convenient in treating mild to moderate anxiety. If fear of needles, a traumatic dental experience or generalized fear hold your back from your appointments, oral sedation will help put you in a relaxed state so you can get through your dental visit. You’ll be given a pill to take the night before your procedure and one just prior to coming in to the office.
The benefits of oral sedation include:
- The pill form makes it the easiest way to reduce anxiety and fear
- Reduces memory of the procedure
- You will remain awake during the procedure, and able to respond to the dentist
- Allows complex procedures to be done in less time
We’ll take time to go through your health history to make sure oral sedation is right for you. Don’t put off caring for your teeth when there is a safe and effective solution to help calm your anxiety. Call us today to learn more about how oral sedation can you help you.