Oral Sedation Dentistry

If you feel your dental work is too apprehensive for nitrous oxide, but feel intravenous sedation to be too extreme, oral sedation may be right for you.

As an oral sedation patient, you will take a commonly prescribed anti-anxiety pill that is also a mild sedative prior to your dental treatments. Once you are comfortably seated in the treatment chair you will be placed on nitrous oxide, which when combined with the pill will safely and drastically reduce your level of unease. As soon as you are in a state of complete relaxation, we will perform your dental work.

Oral sedation may allow us to complete several procedures in a single visit on patients that were previously too scared to be worked on for any duration. This can save you time as it lets you finish your dental work in as few appointments as possible. This type of oral sedation also increases your pain tolerance because it works as a mild anesthetic.

With oral sedation, normal activities can typically be resumed the next day following your appointment. It is important to note that you must have a friend or family member transport you to and from our office for your safety.