If you are one of the many people who suffers from dental anxiety, our Saint Louis sedation dentists have good news. Advancements in sedation technology and techniques has made it easier than ever before for anxious dental patients to stay calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. This is the perfect time to conquer your fears and get your smile back on track!
Oral conscious sedation has been truly life-changing for many dental anxiety sufferers. Check out this short Q & A to learn more about the ins and outs of oral conscious sedation:
Q: How does oral conscious sedation work?
A: The administration of oral conscious sedation is brilliant in its simplicity; all you have to do is take a small sedative pill about an hour before your appointment. Because you take the pill at home, you’ll start to feel calm and relaxed before you even get in the dentist’s chair (keep in mind this means you’ll need someone to transport you to your appointment). Once the sedative kicks in you’ll remain able to communicate with our dental team, but you’ll be untroubled by your environment and the dental treatment process.
Q: What effects will oral conscious sedation have post treatment?
A: The effects of oral conscious sedation will wear off shortly after your appointment; you’ll need somebody to help you get home as you’ll still be affected by the sedative for a short period of time. Because the medication used in oral conscious sedation has amnesic effects, you will not remember the treatment process once you are home. It may, in fact, feel like you were unconscious in the dentist’s chair, though in reality you remained conscious the entire time.
Don’t let dental fear and anxiety continue to derail your smile. Our Saint Louis sedation dentists are here to help you get the restorative and cosmetic treatment that you need in the least stressful way possible. Schedule a consultation with our team to get started!