Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.
Oral sedation provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.
Oral sedation makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is an oral medication and no intra-venous needles are used. Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.
During oral sedation, the patient’s vital signs are monitored. Although patients are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment. Few patients have any memory of their treatment.
Oral sedation is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:
Dr. Essen also provides intravenous sedation as a slightly safer and more effective alternative. Please contact us to see if either type of sedation may be appropriate for you. We will gladly discuss your needs in an understanding way.