Squeamish about needles? You may be a candidate for oral sedation. In fact, many of our patients enjoy the benefits of oral sedation. Rather than having the sedative injected into your bloodstream with a needle, oral sedation uses pills or capsules to put you in a relaxed state and is used with a local anesthetic. Since oral sedatives are normally taken the night before the appointment or half an hour before your appointment, you’ll need to have someone drive you to and from our office.
Oral sedation dentistry is recommended if you:
- don’t get numb easily
- are anxious, nervous, or fearful about a trip to the dentist
- don’t like needles
- have a bad gag reflex
- have very sensitive teeth or gums
- would like a extensive treatment completed in one dental visit
With the magic of oral sedation dentistry, you can “sleep” through a dental visit and leave with little or no memory of it! You take a pill, and you don’t “wake up” until your dental treatment is finished. Meanwhile, your sedation dentist will be checking your pulse, oxygen levels, and blood pressure.
If you have questions about oral sedation, or want to find out if oral sedation is for you, come visit our family and cosmetic dental practice in San Antonio and we’ll gladly answer any questions you might have! Parsi General & Children Dentistry – Proudly offering dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, Invisalign, and comprehensive family dentistry to the San Antonio area since 1998.