At Guildford Dental, our dentists understand that for some people, visiting the dentist can be very stressful. If you suffer from dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation may help you to relax and receive the dental treatment you need in a stress-free manner.
The dentists at Guildford Dental strive to make every patient feel relaxed a comfortable. If you suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may be able to help to make your dental appointment a more comfortable and relaxed experience. Oral conscious sedation can help patients to get the dental treatment they require, but might otherwise skip due to fear and anxiety.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Your dentist can administer oral conscious sedation using a prescription medication in the form of a liquid or pill. These medications can be used the night before your appointment to help you sleep, or an hour before your appointment to help you feel calm and relaxed from the second you walk into our Surrey dental office for your treatment.
Oral conscious sedation lasts long enough to help nervous or anxious patients get through most dental procedures stress-free, and leave our office feeling that they have had a positive dental experience.
How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?
You will begin to feel calm and at ease shortly after taking the mediation. This feeling of calm will last throughout your dental appointment. Oral conscious sedation will help you to relax but still remain conscious. With oral conscious sedation, some of our patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep during their dental treatment!
This form of sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but it's important to remember that every patient's needs are different. At Guildford Dental our dentists decide how oral conscious sedation will be used on a case-by-case basis. If you think dental sedation could benefit you, speak to your dentist.
To avoid any drug interactions, and to determine whether oral sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will require a full medical history prior to your treatment.
If you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, it's essential to arrange for someone to take you home following your appointment. You will not be able to drive after your sedation appointment.