Oral Sedation

in Burlington, ON

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Embrace Comfort with Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a method used in dentistry to help patients feel relaxed and at ease during dental procedures. It involves the use of oral medication to induce a state of sedation, reducing anxiety and promoting a more comfortable dental experience.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation involves the administration of medication in the form of a pill or liquid that is taken orally prior to the dental procedure. The medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which have sedative and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects. The specific medication and dosage will be determined by the dentist based on the patient’s individual needs and medical history.

How Does Oral Sedation Work?

The oral sedative medication is typically taken before the dental appointment, allowing time for it to take effect. The medication acts on the central nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. It enhances the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which helps calm the brain and nervous system.
Once the medication takes effect, patients often feel drowsy and more relaxed. They may experience a sense of detachment from the dental procedure and have reduced sensitivity to pain or discomfort. It’s important to note that while the patient may feel drowsy, they remain conscious and responsive throughout the treatment.

Benefits of
Oral Sedation

Frequently Asked Questions

Is oral sedation safe?

Yes, oral sedation is considered safe when administered by trained dental professionals. The dentist will review your medical history, evaluate any potential risks or contraindications, and select an appropriate sedative medication and dosage for your specific needs.

Will I be unconscious under oral sedation?

No, oral sedation induces a state of relaxation while allowing you to remain conscious and responsive during the dental procedure. However, you may feel drowsy and experience a reduced level of anxiety.

How long does the effect of oral sedation last?

The duration of the sedative effect varies depending on the specific medication and dosage prescribed. It is important to follow the dentist’s instructions regarding the timing of medication administration and any restrictions on eating or drinking before the procedure.

Will I remember the dental procedure under oral sedation?

Oral sedation medications may have an amnesic effect, resulting in limited or no memory of the dental procedure. This can be beneficial for patients who prefer not to remember the details of their treatment.
To schedule your oral sedation appointment with Dr. Zemskova, simply complete the form below. Dr. Zemskova will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health, address any specific concerns you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to meet your individual needs. Taking the first step towards optimal dental care is essential, so don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment for oral sedation today. Our dedicated team is here to guide you on your journey to a healthy and beautiful smile.