If you fear dental appointments, our Dentistry at East Piedmont dentists can determine if oral sedation is available for you based on your medical history and current medications.
If you’re a good candidate for oral sedation, the dentist will select an appropriate anti-anxiety or sedative drug for you to take at a pre-determined time before your appointment. These safe, widely-prescribed drugs diminish anxiety and help patients to relax before their treatment or examination.
Your anxiety level will help the dentist determine dosage, which in turn determines your consciousness level during the appointment. Some patients become so relaxed they drift off into a restful sleep during their dental procedures.
Throughout your appointment, we will closely monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety.
Remember: When you choose oral sedation, you must have a responsible adult who can drive you to and from your appointment and spend some time with you after the appointment until the sedative wears off completely.