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Oral Conscious Sedation for Dental Anxiety

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Oral Conscious Sedation for Dental Anxiety

At Jubilee Dental Centre, Dr. Cindee Melashenko understands that for some people, a dental appointment can cause a great deal of anxiety. If you suffer from dental anxiety, dental sedation may help you get the treatment you need, comfortably and stress-free.

All of our team at Jubilee Dental Centre strive to make every patient feel relaxed and comfortable, regardless of why they are visiting our office. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may help to make their appointment a more relaxed and positive experience.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Oral conscious sedation is a prescription medication that can be administered in either pill or liquid form to help ease anxiety. These sedation medications can be used the night before your appointment to help you sleep, or an hour before your appointment to help you feel calm and relaxed from the moment you step into our office.

Oral conscious sedation gives patients an overall feeling of calm, that lasts long enough to help nervous or anxious patients get through most dental procedures in a relaxed manner, and leave our office feeling good about their dental treatment.

How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?

Soon after taking the sedation medication you will begin to feel much more calm and relaxed. This feeling of calm will last throughout your dental treatment. Oral conscious sedation helps you to relax but you will still remain awake. That said, some patients feel so relaxed with oral sedation that they actually doze off during their dental treatment! 

Oral conscious sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but it is important to remember that every patient's needs are different. Our dentist decides how oral conscious sedation will be used on a case-by-case basis. Contact our office if you think dental sedation may be able to help you to receive the dental treatment you need and deserve. 

In order to avoid any drug interactions, and to determine whether oral sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will require a full medical history prior to your treatment.

If you are scheduled to undergo any dental treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, be sure to arrange for someone to take you home after your appointment. You will not be able to drive following your sedation appointment. 

If you'd like to learn more about oral conscious sedation at Jubilee Dental Centre, contact our Summerland dental clinic for more information. Our team of dental professionals strive to make every appointment a positive dental experience.