With oral sedation, offered to our Lethbridge patients, you can administer your sedative yourself, and sleep through your dental procedure, waking up calm and collected.
Precautions for Oral Sedation
If you choose oral sedation to help you get through your dental procedure, you'll need to have someone drive you home after the appointment, as the sedative does not wear off immediately, and you will be feeling quite drowsy. We also recommend that you take the rest of the day of of work or school for this reason.
What is oral sedation?
At Hall Dental, we use oral sedation to facilitate dental procedures by reducing anxiety and fear the patient may feel in relation to the experience.
Oral sedation is one of the methods available for conscious sedation dentistry, and can be achieved through a variety of different sedative drugs, depending on your needs and preferences. You and your dentist will discuss the best sedative options for you.
How do oral sedative work?
Oral sedatives are taken by mouth, usually in pill or liquid form, making it an ideal choice for patients who have a fear of needles, as an alternative to IV sedation. It also allows patients to take a dose home with them to take the night before a procedure, to ease anxiety and help them sleep.
On the day of the appointment, the oral sedative can be administered at our office about an hour prior to procedure, to help the patient stay calm, or even fall asleep, during the process.