Our Langley dentists understand that visiting the dentist can be very stressful for some people. If you experience heightened oral sensitivity or dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be able to help you have a relaxed dental appointment while getting the treatment you need.
At our Langley dental office, our goal is to make each patient feel comfortable and relaxed, regardless of why they are visiting our clinic. Some of our patients suffer from heightened oral sensitivity or dental anxiety. For them, oral conscious sedation may help make their time with us more relaxed while allowing them to get the treatment they need. They can then leave our office feeling good about their treatment.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Do you dread your dental appointments, or find them particularly uncomfortable or stressful? Our Langley dentists may be able to help you relax by prescribing oral conscious sedation. You would take these medications in liquid or pill form the night before a dental appointment to help you sleep, and/or one hour before your appointment starts to help you feel relaxed and calm when you step into our dental clinic.
With oral conscious sedation, you’ll have a feeling of calm relaxation that will last long enough to help you get through most dental procedures with the least amount of stress possible. The goal is to help you leave our office feeling good about your experience with us.
What does oral conscious sedation feel like?
You will start to feel more calm and relaxed not long after you take the sedation medication. This relaxed feeling will last through your dental appointment while you remain calm and awake during your treatment. Some people feel so calm that they nap through their treatment.
Most patients who are healthy will be able to take oral conscious sedation safely, but our dentists recognize that every patient’s needs are different. That’s why you and your dentist can decide how to use oral conscious sedation in the way that best suits you. If you think dental sedation could help you to cope with your dental anxiety or heightened oral sensitivity, talk to your Langley dentist.
Before your treatment, the dentist will request a full medical history to find out if dental sedation is appropriate for you, and to avoid any interactions with prescription drugs you may be taken.
If you are booked to receive oral conscious sedation while being treated, make sure to arrange for someone to take you home after your appointment, as you will not be able to drive at this time.