Achieve Deeper Relaxation with Oral Sedation
Our doctors at Dental Solutions in Warsaw, IN, understand that some patients avoid important dental procedures due to fear of discomfort or dental phobia. To help provide vital care to all our patients, we offer oral sedation to put you at ease. In addition to nitrous oxide and IV sedation, we offer certain medications that can be taken before your appointment to help calm your nerves, and if necessary, induce a sleep-like state. The level of your anxiety and complexity of your treatment will determine the dosage given. Our friendly and welcoming staff will work with the doctor to ensure you receive the appropriate dosage so you are well taken care of throughout your entire treatment.
What is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is a type of sedation dentistry that includes a variety of anti-anxiety and sedative medications that can be taken to create a safe and relaxing dental experience. This form of sedation offers deeper relaxation than nitrous oxide, and is typically chosen by patients undergoing more extensive procedures or who suffer from more pronounced anxiety. The level of consciousness can range from minimal to moderate, depending on the dosage given.
For minor cases, this medication will be prescribed in pill form to be taken 30 minutes to an hour before your appointment to help alleviate any anxiety. A larger dose may be recommended when stronger sedation is necessary to induce a sleep-like state. With this dosage, most patients will feel groggy when in the chair, but are able to respond to instructions from our team. After the procedure, it is possible that you will have little to no memory of the experience.