Oral Conscious Sedation

Just about everyone experiences some anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, even though today’s visits are much more comfortable than ever before. High-tech instruments and advances in dental techniques have improved the patient experience greatly. Still, for some, going to the dentist can cause major anxiety attacks. Fortunately, oral conscious sedation is available to help these individuals relax and be at ease while undergoing dental care.

Barrera Advanced Dentistry offers patients a welcoming, positive atmosphere. Our dental team is committed to ensuring that every patient feels at home and valued from the moment they step into our office. When a patient has high anxiety or special needs that make receiving dental care challenging, we provide oral conscious sedation to help make the experience more comfortable.

Barrera Advanced Dentistry patient taking a sedative before a dental procedureAbout Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation can be mild to moderate. The medication is taken a bit before the dental procedure. With mild sedation, the patient may feel drowsy and relaxed. Patients under moderate sedation may feel even more relaxed and fall into a light sleep. The effects of oral conscious sedation can last from two to eight hours. For this reason, you should make plans to have someone take you home after your appointment.

When Oral Conscious Sedation is Required

In general, most dental patients are able to undergo dental procedures with no sedation. However, there are circumstances in which it is necessary to provide proper oral care. Click on the link below for more information:

Sedation is sometimes used to help relax patients when local anesthetic is not enough. It is also used with patients who have special needs. They may not have dental phobias, but they may have other phobias that make sitting in the dental chair challenging. Some patients have a difficult time sitting still and relaxing due to medical conditions. Mild to moderate sedation can help these patients have a more pleasant experience.

The dental team at Barrera Advanced Dentistry is dedicated to your comfort and well-being while in our office. Ask about our sedation dentistry services if high anxiety or other conditions are causing you to avoid dental care. We are here to help you have a successful dental experience and maintain a bright and healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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