Many patients experience oral anxiety before their dentist appointments and sometimes even fail to attend or schedule visits because of this condition. Oral sedation can give you the courage to come to our dental practice, as this small sedative pill eliminates tension before a procedure. Southern Smiles has oral sedation and other methods available to provide comfortable treatment in a calm environment.
What Is Oral Sedation?
As the name suggests, oral sedation is a pill that relaxes your muscles and reduces your anxiety. Since the effects don’t kick in immediately, you must take the sedative at least an hour before your appointment. Oral sedation is moderate, meaning you’ll be awake but numb and relaxed until the oral procedure is over. You’ll be under the effects of oral sedation for a while after treatment, so we strongly recommend bringing an adult who can drive you home and care for you after the appointment.
Benefits of Oral Sedation
Patients who suffer from dental anxiety are a perfect match for oral sedation, as well as people with a sensitive gag reflex or sharp tooth pain. Choosing oral sedation has many benefits, such as:
- Not needing needles
- Being easy to take
- Being FDA-regulated
- Having an amnesia effect
Looking for a Dentist Who Provides Oral Sedation in Jacksonville, FL?
If you’re a patient with dental anxiety, oral sedation can take you from stressed to relaxed before any procedure. Call us today if you have any questions about these and other sedation dentistry services, and schedule a visit to our practice.