At the Cameron Village dentist, we strive to work with people with dental anxieties; however, we do have an option for sedation for patients.Sometimes, some patients are very afraid of needles or the dental chair. These types of dental anxieties can make even the simplest dental procedures seem like torture. Due to the advances in dental medicine, dentists can now help patients undergo most dental procedures and treatments without pain, discomfort, or anxiety. With oral sedation methods, we at the Cameron Village Dentist allow patients to achieve the beautiful results they’ve wanted from dental treatments without the fearful associations.
We may recommend oral sedation for those patients whose treatment will last a long period of time and to help you cope with any anxieties and worries, or to put you into a relaxed condition during the procedure.
Oral conscious sedation requires that a patient obtains a prescription medication. This pill is taken the night prior to and approximately one hour before your dental appointment. You will have to have a designated driver for your dental appointment and will feel sleepy for most of the day. You will be completely conscious during the oral sedation but may feel a little sleepy. You can answer questions and interact with others; however, you will be calm and comfortable. After your treatment has been completed, you will then be taken home to rest. This is a great way to get your dental concerns addressed while maintaining a sense of calm and relaxation. Many patients that have oral conscious sedation done will find that they begin to have a more positive experience with their dentist .
Oral sedation can be used for a number of reasons. While primarily it is used for patients who are scared and fearful, it can also be used on patients who have a long appointment, reduce sensitivity of the teeth, and can even help for those with a strong gag reflex. If you have serious anxiety about your dental appointment, please speak with Dr. Shireman and the Cameron Village Dentist staff about possibly using oral sedation.