What is Sedation Dentistry?

We understand that going to the dentist may be stressful for some of our patients. If you are nervous about your dental visit, Dr. Pakozdi can speak with you about your options for mild oral sedation. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your dental treatment, and oral sedation can be beneficial for patients who have: 

  • A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
  • A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
  • Apprehension about certain dental procedures

Sedation dentistry allows your doctor to provide you with a relaxing dental experience.  

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a light form of sedation dentistry which can be beneficial for patients with mild anxiety or apprehension. The doctor will prescribe an oral medication which is to be taken one hour before your procedure.  Patients will remain awake and responsive, and are able to breathe on their own, but feel a sense of relaxation throughout the entire procedure. Patients typically recover from mild oral sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete, but it is important that they do not drive to their appointment or for the remainder of the day afterewards.

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