Oral Sedation

If you have struggled with dental anxiety, you understand the stress that just being at a dental office can bring. This tension is heightened if you need to undergo a dental procedure. However, fear should not keep you from getting the treatment you need. That is why City Dental of Wellington is proud to offer several sedative options for our patients, including oral sedation in Wellington, FL.

Patient under the effects of oral sedation in West Palm Beach, FL.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation uses orally administered medication to induce a relaxed and comfortable state during a dental health procedure. Beyond the administration method, the key difference between oral sedation and other options is that oral sedation has a longer delay before it takes effect. Depending on the medication your dentist prescribes, you may have to take sedative thirty minutes, an hour, or even the day before the procedure.

Should I Choose Oral Sedation?

Sedation dentistry is an excellent solution for anyone struggling with dental anxiety. However, some sedation options require an injection or using a mask to supply the medication. Patients that struggle with other methods of sedation might choose oral sedatives to avoid the additional stress. If your fear of dental procedures has interfered with treatments in the past, you might be a good candidate for oral sedation.

What are the Benefits of Oral Sedation?

  • It does not require needles
  • Safe and effective
  • You remain responsive during the procedure

Will ORAL sedation help with pain?

Sedation mainly addresses anxiety and discomfort by helping patients relax. Most sedatives do not have pain-relieving properties; hence a local anesthetic might still be administered to manage pain during the procedure.

How long does oral sedation take to work?

The time it takes for oral sedation to take effect can vary. Depending on the specific medication prescribed by your dentist, you may need to take the sedative 30 minutes to an hour before your procedure, or in some cases, even the day before.

Can I drive home after taking oral sedatives?

It is recommended that you arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment, as the effects of the oral sedative can impair your ability to drive safely.

What are the possible side effects of oral sedation?

Common side effects may include drowsiness, dry mouth, light-headedness, and sometimes temporary memory loss regarding the dental procedure.

Want to Feel Comfortable During Your Next Dental Visit with Oral Sedation in Wellington, FL?

Visiting the dentist does not have to be stressful at City Dental of Wellington. Get in touch with our office today and find out more about our sedation options!

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Pirzada's dental career started at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with an accelerated dual undergraduate and dental program. He then pursued further training with an oral surgery internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, focusing on complex odontogenic infections and dental surgeries. His post-graduate education continued with an oral surgery fellowship at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

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