Oral Conscious Sedation for Dental Anxiety

Oral Conscious Sedation for Dental Anxiety

Our Surrey dentists know that for some people, visiting the dentist can be stressful. If you suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may be able to help you get the treatment you need in a relaxed and stress-free manner. 


If you suffer from moderate to extreme dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may be able to help to make a trip to the dentist less stressful.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Your Surrey dentist can administer oral conscious sedation with a prescription medication, to help you feel calm and relaxed during dental treatments.

This form of sedation lasts long enough to help nervous or anxious patients get through most dental procedures stress-free.

How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?

Shortly after you have taken the medication, you will begin to feel calm and at ease. This feeling of calm will last throughout your dental treatment. You feel very relaxed but still remain conscious. Some patients feel so relaxed with oral conscious sedation that they fall asleep while in the dentist's chair!  

This form of sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients. Here at Clover Hills Dental, our Surrey dentists decide how oral conscious sedation will be used on a case-by-case basis. If you think dental sedation would help you to get the dental treatment that you need, speak to your dentist.

In order to avoid any drug interactions and to determine whether oral sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will request a full medical history prior to your treatment .

If you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, be sure to arrange for someone to take you home once your appointment is finished. You will not be able to drive following your sedation appointment. 

To find out if oral conscious sedation may be right for you, contact our Surrey dental office today.

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