Relax with Oral Sedation Dentistry
Even if you are dentally challenged and anxious about treatment, you still need and deserve quality care. We take the fear out of your feelings with oral conscious sedation dentistry. It keeps you calm and worry free throughout any procedure.
By taking one pill an hour before your treatment begins, you will start to feel quite relaxed. As you sit in the dental chair, you gradually reach a deeper level of sedation. You are still conscious and can respond to any questions asked, but you will not be anxious about the work being performed. Your vital signs will be monitored and when treatment is completed, you have someone drive you home. In about an hour or so, you are completely back to normal.
You are not completely out, like during surgery. This type of sedation only takes the edge off of your tension. This is important to know as some patients have even greater fear of being “put under” and losing control of their perception. This provides a happy medium as you maintain consciousness but let go of your anxiety.
For those who are resistant to anesthesia, this is a beneficial choice for certain procedures. Oral conscious sedation also works well for those who need more work performed in one visit. We also use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for those who need lighter sedation. We want all of our patients to feel at ease for all their visits.
Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Craig J. Baker, DMD, PL
13501 Icot Boulevard, Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33760