At Joe Pinney Family Dentistry, we also offer conscious oral sedation to help our patients relax during their procedures. Using prescription medications known as sedatives, your anxiety level will be reduced before your procedure. You may benefit from this type of sedation if you have:
- Anxiety or fear of dental visits
- Sensitive gag reflexes
- Soreness in the jaw
- Back or neck pain
- Need for multiple treatments
Conscious oral sedation will provide you with an enjoyable dental experience. You will still be conscious and able to respond, but you won’t be able to feel the pain. There are two ways to administer oral sedatives: in pill for or sublingual form (a dissolvable tablet placed under the tongue). If you choose any type of sedation, it is important to have another person with you to drive you home from your appointment. For more information about oral conscious sedation, please contact our office today.