Oral Conscious Sedation – Tulsa, OK
Relaxing Dentistry for Anxious Patients
Dental fear and anxiety is a common problem that affects the majority of the US population at some degree. However, it becomes a severe issue when it prevents patients from getting the dental care that they need to stay healthy. That’s why we offer various sedation options, including oral conscious sedation in Tulsa. This solution allows fearful or anxious patients to remain calm throughout their appointments. Read on to learn more about oral conscious sedation and whether it’s right for you.
What is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is an effective type of sedation that is administered in pill form. This makes it easy for patients to receive this kind of sedation. You simply take one small pill about an hour before your appointment, so when you show up to our office, you’ll already begin to relax. Unlike other types of sedation, the oral conscious option doesn’t require any additional in-office dental instruments, making it popular for anxious patients.
What to Expect During Oral Conscious Sedation
Once comfortable in our dental chair, the effects of oral conscious sedation will be well underway. You will feel drowsy, happy, and incredibly relaxed. In fact, many patients fall asleep during their appointments, but you will remain conscious the entire time. If we ever need you, a slight tap on the shoulder will be enough to wake you up. Once your appointment is over, you will still feel groggy, which is why we recommend that you have someone to drive you to and from our practice. It’s also a good idea for overly fearful patients to have a friend or family member with them for support.
Candidates for Oral Conscious Sedation
The best way to know if oral conscious sedation is right for you is to contact our office. Whether it’s an in-person consultation, where you can also familiarize yourself with our practice, or a simple phone call, we get to know you and your level of dental anxiety. From there, we’ll be able to make a recommendation based on your specific needs. Candidates for oral conscious sedation are usually healthy adults with moderate dental fear. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation for those with more mild anxiety!
Are you ready to get the dental care you deserve all while staying calm and relaxed? Contact us today to learn more about oral conscious sedation and how it can help you enjoy your dental visits!