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What Is Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

September 29, 2022
Posted By: Anderson Dental
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Oral-conscious sedation dentistry in Champaign, IL, is a pill you take before dental treatment. It relaxes you to the point of near sleep. In other words, you’ll be able to follow the dentist’s instructions during your procedure, but you’ll likely not recall doing so. In fact, you’re unlikely to remember any of your procedure.

With oral sedation, you’ll be unable to drive on the day of treatment, and you should not make any critical decisions until the following day. After oral sedation, we recommend resting until it has worn off completely, usually by the next day. 

Reasons to Consider Oral Conscious Sedation

There are many reasons to consider oral sedation. Sometimes, it’s a dental phobia or severe anxiety surrounding dentistry. You might also consider dental sedation if you’re having invasive dental surgery or multiple treatments. For example, if you’re having dental extractions or dental implant placement.

Oral dental sedation is our strongest offering, but you might also consider nitrous oxide for less invasive treatments. Nitrous oxide is a relaxant, a gas administered through a nose mask. With this option, you feel detached from your treatment and tranquil. Unlike oral sedation, nitrous oxide doesn’t linger. You can drive and move forward with your day.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Sedation?

We take your health history, including a list of current medications and conditions to determine whether dental sedation is suitable for you. Then, if suitable, your dentist in Champaign, IL provides pretreatment instructions and tells you what to expect with sedation.

The friendly team at Anderson Dental also makes time to answer your questions about the sedation options.

Contact Your Champaign, IL, Dentist for Sedation Options

Helping you enjoy a relaxing dental experience is important to our team. If you want to learn more or arrange a consultation for dental sedation, reach out to a helpful team member at Anderson Dental to get started.

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