If you’re anxious about going to the dentist or you need a complex dental treatment or surgery, you may be feeling nervous about your next appointment at OG Dental. That’s why Dr. O’Grady offers oral conscious sedation. At our office, you can be sedated during just about any procedure if you feel that it will help keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. Ask about your options next time you come in for a visit!
At our office, we use oral conscious sedation, which is a pill or liquid-based sedative that is administered shortly before your procedure begins. The sedative usually takes 30-60 minutes to take effect. You will start to feel groggy and sleepy, and you may even forget your procedure. Some patients even fall asleep during their appointment.
Oral conscious sedation can have a few minor side effects, like nausea or headaches. Additionally, its effects usually last for several hours after your procedure, so you should not drive after being sedated.
The biggest reason that most patients consider sedation is due to dental anxiety. If you have a fear of the dentist, or you are simply nervous about an upcoming procedure, sedation may be right for you. However, there are many other reasons patients choose sedation:
As long as you’re healthy and Dr. O’Grady approves you for sedation, you can use oral conscious sedation during your appointment.
Yes! Dr. O’Grady is an experienced family dentist and he can treat children of all ages. Oral conscious sedation is completely safe for your kids and can help them remain comfortable during their appointment. For more information about sedation dentistry, and to discuss whether this option is right for your child, contact OG Dental today.