Our West Bloomfield dentists understand how serious dental fear and anxiety can be for many people. That is why we are proud to offer state-of-the-art sedation treatments to help patients get the care they need in a stress-free environment.

Today we are going to be talking about a popular and versatile relaxation tool: oral conscious sedation. As you read through this short article, we hope that you’ll get a better idea of whether sedation is right for you.

Oral conscious sedation is really quite simple in execution; about an hour before your scheduled appointment, you will take a small, dentist-prescribed pill. As this medication takes effect, you will start to feel calm and relaxed. Please keep in mind that you will need someone to transport you to and from your appointment, as you will be under the effects of medication.

Oral conscious sedation allows you to feel untroubled during the treatment process, and it keeps you pain-free. However, you have the benefit of remaining conscious, and able to respond to our dental team, throughout your appointment. This sedation option has another benefit in that it has amnesic effects, and you probably won’t remember any of the treatment process once it’s all over.

As the effects of sedation wear off, you may feel a bit tired or groggy. However, in general, the effects of oral conscious sedation dissipate quite quickly and naturally.

Patients choose to use sedation for a number of reasons. If you are someone who deals with intense dental anxiety, sedation can truly transform you experience in the dentist’s chair. Oral conscious sedation is often widely used in conjunction with lengthy, multi-staged, and invasive dental treatments.

When you meet with our West Bloomfield dental team, we’ll help you determine whether sedation is right for you. The best way to get started is to give our office a call or use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry.