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What is oral sedation?
Ventura oral sedation uses a prescription pill to relax patients. Some of the medications used for oral sedation include Xanax, Halcion, Valium. These medications reduce activity in the portion of your brain that controls your anxiety and fear. You’re left feeling relaxed and calm during your dental procedure. If you fall asleep, we can easily awaken you. While you may feel sleepy when using oral sedation, you’ll remain responsive and able to breathe normally on your own. Though you might not remember doing so, you’ll be able to follow our commands during your procedure.
The process for Oral Sedation
You’ll take your oral sedation medication about an hour before your scheduled appointment time. Plan on having someone drive you to your appointment, as your pill may kick in before your appointment time and you will be unable to drive yourself home.
What to expect after using Oral Sedation
It’s normal for patients to feel sleepy after using oral sedation in Ventura. You’ll also need someone to drive you home after your appointment. Plan to rest and relax for the rest of the day.
Many patients who use oral sedation don’t remember the details of their dental procedures.
What are the benefits of oral sedation?
Many patients experience fear and anxiety that prevents them from undergoing dental procedures that can boost their oral health. Regardless of the underlying causes, Ventura oral sedation helps patients get the dental care they need to bolster their oral health. Relatively minor procedures, like getting a cavity filled or undergoing a root canal, can feel overwhelming to patients with dental anxiety. However, it’s important to schedule these treatments to prevent small dental issues from turning into major problems that can negatively affect your oral and overall health. Oral sedation can make these visits anxiety-free.
How does oral sedation improve your oral health?
Oral sedation in Ventura has numerous benefits for our patients:
There are no needles involved
If you have a fear of needles, oral sedation is a terrific alternative to IV sedation dentistry. All you have to do is take a pill to feel relaxed and comfortable during your procedure.
Oral sedation is safe
The medications used for Ventura oral sedation are safe and approved by the FDA for sedation dentistry. It’s extremely unlikely that you’ll experience any severe side effects.
Your procedure will be faster
Since you’re comfortable and relaxed when you use oral sedation, you’re better able to respond to our commands during your procedure. Your cooperation helps us get the procedure completed as quickly as possible, potentially decreasing your recovery time and post-procedure discomfort.
Oral sedation in Ventura is a type of dental sedation used to calm patients with dental anxiety and reduce discomfort during dental procedures. We utilize this type of sedation for patients with extreme dental anxiety or those undergoing a lengthy dental procedure.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Steph, DDS, FAGD
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist