Oral Sedation: What Types Are Available and Are They Safe?

Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with fear and worry? If so, you are not alone. Many people would rather suffer from agonizing tooth pain instead of getting the dental care they need. Dental Care of Greensboro is proud to offer sedation dentistry options, including oral sedation, to allow our patients with dental phobia to relax in the dentist’s chair. You don’t have to put off your needed dental treatments anymore!

What Is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation involves taking a pill on the day of your appointment or the night before to reduce any fear or anxiety related to dental care. These sedatives help relax the muscles around the jaw and neck to ease the dental visit or treatment. We will still administer a local anesthetic to relieve any pain or discomfort. Oral sedation has “amnesic” characteristics, meaning you’ll have little or no memory of your dental procedure. 

Who Benefits the Most From Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation dentistry is beneficial to most patients, especially those with high dental fear and anxiety, a severe gag reflex, difficulty getting numb, or those suffering from acute or chronic jaw pain. It also affords patients with physical or behavioral limitations the ability to stay still for an extended period and get the dental care they need without anxiety or discomfort.

Is Oral Sedation Safe?

The oral sedatives we use in dentistry have been researched for decades and have a high safety record. Prior to administering any sedatives, we will discuss your complete health history for the best results. Moreover, we will monitor your vital signs throughout your time with us until we are confident you are ready to leave. Our team is highly trained and experienced when it comes to safely administering oral sedatives and will do everything possible to ensure your visit is comfortable and safe. 

Anxiety-Free Dental Care in Greensboro

Contact Dental Care of Greensboro to learn more about our oral sedation dentistry options for anxiety-free, comfortable dental care. Our highly experienced and caring team is committed to delivering outstanding care while ensuring your safety. We are here to support your oral health every step of the way. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

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