Calm Your Dental Anxiety with Oral Sedation

Calm Your Dental Anxiety with Oral Sedation

Posted by Robin Mells on Mar 16 2022, 03:32 AM

Are you always afraid of dental visits? Do you often put off your routine teeth cleaning or dental checkup out of sheer dental anxiety? If so, don't worry; you're not alone. However, it is not wise to avoid or postpone your dental visits as even a simple dental concern can advance into a complicated issue if not treated on time. 

At Robin Mells, DDS, we understand that many of our patients have this fear of dentists, which ranges from mild anxiety to extreme feelings of panic. So, to help patients with dental phobia, we offer sedation dentistry techniques like oral sedation, laughing gas, and IV sedation for our pediatric and adult patients. Read on to know more about oral conscious sedation and its benefits. 

Oral conscious sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a type of sedation dentistry that allows patients to feel relaxed during procedures. Many patients who suffer from anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist find that oral conscious sedation helps them feel calm and relaxed during their appointment.

Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form orally. This form of sedation is safe, effective, and ideal for patients who struggle with dental anxiety or sensitivity. Most patients can easily drive themselves to and from an appointment and are able to have a conversation and answer their dentist's questions while under sedation.

How is oral conscious sedation performed?

Oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill which will be taken about 30 minutes before your appointment. It will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, and dizzy, and you may even fall asleep while the dentist is working on your mouth.

What are the benefits of oral conscious sedation?

  • Relaxation

Oral conscious sedation helps you relax throughout your appointment. The medication is designed to help you feel at ease and at ease. You will likely feel a little groggy after your procedure, but that's completely normal.

  • Improved comfort

Oral conscious sedation can also help improve comfort. Because you will be relaxed, you won't feel as much discomfort during your procedure. You won't feel pain, but you may feel pressure.

Is oral conscious sedation safe?

Oral conscious sedation is safe for most patients. To ensure your safety, you'll need to have a thorough dental exam and any necessary x-rays before you undergo oral conscious sedation. Your dentist will also need to know any medications you're currently taking, as well as if you have any allergies to medications.

For the best dental care in San Jose, CA, call (408) 243-4216, schedule an appointment, or visit us at 251 O'Connor Drive Suite #3, San Jose, CA 95128.

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