Are you one of the many people who experience anxiety during dental procedures? Some people suffer from dental fear to the extent that they would prefer putting up with excruciating pain rather than stepping into a dental office. The good news is that we have options available to you. Oral sedation will allow you to relax while getting the dental care you need. We strive to deliver quality services while ensuring your comfort every step of the way!
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, otherwise known as relaxation dentistry, provides safe and comfortable treatment for patients with fear of dental procedures. It is a method of managing pain and anxiety through the use of medication. Sedation dentistry works well for young patients who have a hard time sitting through a treatment, patients undergoing complex dental procedures, those who have experienced traumatic dental experiences, or individuals with a gag reflex. The goal is to ensure patient comfort and alleviate any anxiety, resulting in a pleasant, stress-free dental visit.
What Is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation involves taking a pill about an hour before your dental procedure. You will enter an extremely relaxed state and drift in and out of light sleep. Some of the medication also has an amnesiac effect so you will likely not remember any of the dental procedure. Make sure to bring a family member or a friend along to drive you home. Get some rest while your oral sedation wears off completely.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
You have no reason to put off any needed dental treatments. Our oral sedation options will ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable throughout any procedure. Keep in mind that avoiding routine dental care or necessary treatments will only mean more involved procedures down the road. We, at Frankston Family Dentistry, are committed to ensuring your comfort, safety, and well being! Call today!