If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, you are not alone. Many people avoid dental treatment altogether due to their anxiety, which can have serious consequences for their oral health. Fortunately, there is a solution: oral conscious sedation.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is a safe and effective way to help you feel relaxed during dental procedures. It involves taking a pill that produces a feeling of calm and drowsiness, allowing you to remain awake and responsive but less aware of your surroundings. Because of this, we encourage to have someone bring you to your appointment and stay with you for the rest of the day following your procedure.
Before your procedure, Dr. Jenny Cheung and associates will review your medical history and any medications you are taking to ensure that oral conscious sedation is a safe option for you. Our team will also monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure your safety.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation provides many benefits, including:
- Amnesia: The medication used for oral conscious sedation has amnesic properties, meaning you may not remember much of the procedure afterward, which can further reduce anxiety about future dental visits.
- Fast recovery: The effects of oral conscious sedation are typically felt within 30-60 minutes of taking the medication and wear off gradually over the course of several hours after the procedure.
- Safe and well-tolerated: Oral conscious sedation is a safe and well-tolerated form of sedation that is suitable for most patients. Our dentists will review your medical history and medications to ensure that it is a safe option for you.
Schedule Your Visit Today!
At Reston Dental Care, we offer oral conscious sedation in Reston, Virginia, to ensure you have a comfortable patient experience while we care for your smile. Call us today at 703-689-0110 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenny Cheung and associates. We look forward to hearing from you!