When patients have anxiety while going to the dentist it can be hard to see a solution. Many completely stop going because of the fear associated with each visit. Thankfully, there is a solution. At Patrick Toms DMD, we provide dental sedation through oral sedation as well as IV sedation.
What is oral sedation?
Oral sedation is the process by which a patient simply takes a pill prior to coming into our dental office for the procedure. Baseline vital signs are taken during an individual consultation and vital signs are also monitored during the dental procedure. Once the procedure is complete, patients need to set up a family member or friend to take them home.
Oral Sedation Facts
- Deeper relaxation than nitrous oxide
- May have some amnesic effects (memory loss)
- Economical and convenient
- Feel relaxed and drowsy, but remain awake
To learn more about oral sedation and if it's right for you, please schedule an appointment with us today. We look forward to hearing from you!