Going to the dentist makes you feel jumpy, nervous, and downright uncomfortable. When you need to have dental treatment done you think about just avoiding it altogether. Unfortunately dental problems don’t go away on their own, and those treatments needs often become more extensive and expensive to correct if they are put off. Thankfully there’s a simple, comfortable way for you to enjoy your dental treatment and catch up on all of your oral care needs at one time: oral sedation.
Oral sedation is one of the simplest and safest ways for you to change all of that. Using prescription strength sedatives, your dentist helps you feel like you’re sleeping right through your entire visit. The medication is taken an hour before your appointment so that it has time to take effect. Since you’ll be taking it once you arrive at the office, you will need to have someone drive you home from the appointment. Once the medication starts working you will most likely be unaware of everything going on around you, but you’ll still be able to answer simple questions and commands such as “open your mouth” or “do you feel ok?” The medication is also an amnesiac, so the majority of oral sedation patients don’t remember much about their treatment at all.
Since you’ll be comfortable, your dentist will be able to complete treatment more quickly and in just one sitting. The medication used for oral sedation typically lasts 3-4 hours, so your treatment will be finished and you’ll be back at home before it even wears off. You’ve likely never had a dental appointment so easy! Why jeopardize your smile any longer? Ask your dentist if he or she is a oral sedation provider.
Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
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