Oral Sedation in Delray Beach, FL
When you suffer from dental anxiety and fear, the last thing you want to hear is that you’re due for your dental appointment. Because of this, we offer options to help you deal with your dental anxiety and essentially not even care about it by the time you’ve finished your procedure. One option offered to our patients is in the form of a “happy pill”, or anti-anxiety pill. This is known as oral sedation.
What is oral sedation
Oral sedation is is a conscious sedation option that is prescribed in pill form and taken orally (by mouth) when a patient needs to have a sense of calm during a dental procedure. Like other forms of sedation in dentistry, it is often referred to as “sleep dentistry”, but you are actually conscious during the whole procedure and actively responding to questions from your dentist.
What are the benefits of oral sedation?
As with other patients who suffer from dental anxiety, oral sedation is a great option. Dental anxiety and fear can mean a number of things from fear of needles, to an extreme phobia of visiting your dentist. A few of the benefits are as follows:
- Easiest form of sedation for most patients – just swallow a pill
- NO NEEDLES!
- Safe and effective
- Over half of oral sedation patients have little to no memory of their procedure
- A sense of “sleeping” during the procedure because of the extreme relaxed feeling
Is oral sedation dentistry right for me?
In order to determine whether or not sedation in any form is right for you, your dentist will need to review your medical history and discuss the pros and cons with you. In a lot of cases, patients who have stayed away from the dentist for a long period of time, but chose to come in and try sedation are actually maintaining a constant, regularly scheduled appointments with our dentists. It has changed a lot of lives – perhaps it will change yours!
If you are interested in how oral sedation can help you with your dental anxiety or fear, or if you have any questions about this sedation method, please call us at 561-404-4078 or visit our contact page for more information. Don’t let fear stand in your way of achieving great oral health! Schedule your appointment today so we can help you with that beautiful smile.