Reduce Anxiety with Oral Sedation Dentistry
There are many Sacramento, California area patients that experience dental fear or anxiety. If you are one of them, please know that you are not alone and can still get the oral care you need. At Land Park Dental, we offer oral sedation dentistry, a safe and effective method for you to feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.
Sedation Dentistry Explained
Sedation dentistry is a common practice that helps anxious patients have a calming experience while visiting the dentist. Several types of sedation are available; one of the most common is oral conscious sedation. Oral sedation is administered as a prescription pill that can be used in various scenarios for patients who:
- Have generalized dental anxiety
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Are undergoing multiple/lengthy procedures
- Are fearful of needles
How Oral Sedation Works
Individuals who choose oral sedation for their dental visit will be prescribed a pill taken at home before arriving at the office for their appointment. The medication will begin to produce a calming feeling before the appointment even starts. During your visit, you will remain awake and able to follow directions or answer questions but feel entirely anxiety-free. The medication can have an amnesic effect, so many patients have little to no memory of the appointment. Because the effects begin soon after taking the medication, you will need to arrange for transportation to and from the office.
Anxiety Doesn’t Have to Jeopardize Your Oral Health
At Land Park Dental in Sacramento, California, we strongly believe in providing services that allow our patients to receive the care they need and deserve. We understand that even the thought of visiting the dentist can cause anxiety, which is why we are proud to offer our patients oral sedation dentistry. If you have been putting off a dental appointment due to anxiety, we want to help. To learn more about oral sedation, please call us at (916) 469-0100. Our staff is ready and eager to answer any questions you may have.