Benefits of Oral Minimal Sedation
The most common form of sedation dentistry is oral minimal sedation. In this form, you are prescribed a relaxing medication in a pill. Usually one that you take before your appointment, but sometimes one to help you sleep the night before for people with extreme anxiety. Depending on your situation, you may take the pill before you come to our office or you might take it once you arrive. Sometimes we will prescribe one of each to help manage the level and duration of sedation. In any case, you need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
The benefits of this approach include:
- Easy to use
- Can help combat pre-appointment anxiety
- Can help you sleep the night before
- Effective on moderate to severe anxiety
- Very safe
- Almost everyone is a candidate
Before your appointment, we will talk about your goals, concerns, and medical history to make sure that oral minimal sedation is the right choice for you. Then we’ll prescribe the medication that will work best for your needs and is safe for your condition.