At Revelstoke Dental Centre, we offer nervous patients oral sedation services to help reduce their fear and anxiety during dental treatment.
Don't worry! We can provide oral sedation to reduce your distress, anxiety, and fear during dental treatment.
Classified as minimal to moderate sedation, oral sedation consists of a pill taken approximately one hour prior to a dental treatment. Doses vary case by case, with the purpose of reducing a patient's fear and anxiety and making them feel comfortable and relaxed.
As one of the most common forms of anesthesia for dentistry, this method will make patients drowsy but conscious, allowing for a dental treatment to be carried out effectively, while still keeping necessary lines of patient communication open in order to monitor comfort levels.
After the procedure is complete, patients are advised against driving as the effects of the medication require some time to wear off. Therefore, patients need to make sure they make arrangements to be transported home from the office by a family member or friend after their treatment.