Sedation Options

Oral Sedation

For some people, visiting a dentist can be a petrifying experience. Whether you’re afraid of the dentist in general, the procedure, or the tools used, this anxiety can make it difficult to get the services you need for a healthy mouth. Fortunately, we offer oral sedation here at Midtown Dental Studio to help keep you calm during your entire procedure.

Why Do People Choose Oral Sedation?

It’s normal to be anxious before a dental procedure, but constantly avoiding or pushing it off will only make your condition worse. If you’d rather live with a toothache than visit a dentist, oral sedation is a great option for you.

Here are some of the common reasons why people choose oral sedation:

  • To control anxiety
  • To minimize pain
  • During an invasive dental procedure
  • During a longer, more extensive procedure
  • To control a sensitive gag reflex

How It Works

If you’re interested in taking an oral sedative for a dental procedure, you will need to let your dentist know before making the appointment. We’ll have to get your complete medical history to determine if you're a good candidate.

You’ll take a pill about an hour before your procedure to keep you relaxed. This will generally be something in the benzodiazepine class. Oral sedation doesn’t put you to sleep, but you may feel drowsy. Someone will need to drive you to and from your appointment.

Who Should Not Get Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is great for managing anxiety symptoms before a dentist appointment, but it’s not recommended for everyone. You might not be the best candidate for this service if any of the following pertains to you:

  • Pregnant women
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Respiratory disease
  • Allergy to benzodiazepines
  • Impaired liver or kidney function

Are You Looking for a Dentist Who Offers Oral Sedation in Plantation, FL?

We want our patients to feel comfortable when they visit our office. If you have any questions about oral sedation, we’re happy to answer them. Give us a call!

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