Many patients avoid going to the dentist because they suffer from fear of the dentist (dental anxiety). When patients avoid going to the dentist, complex problems can begin to develop. The key to treating and diagnosing dental problems is catching them early enough to avoid any complex treatment. Patients should not let fear be the reason they avoid getting their teeth treated. Whether you suffer from dental fear or are in need of a dental procedure, Dr. Bradley Dean offers oral sedation dentistry to make your procedure relaxing and pain-free at his Dallas area dentist office.
Oral sedation Dentistry is a great option for people to receive necessary dental care in the most comfortable, relaxed manner using very safe and effective medications. We take the time you need to tell us about the story of your past experiences. We understand you fears, anxieties and concerns about having to go through the emotional process of receiving dental treatment.
About Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation dentistry provides “light sedation” in order to ease anxiety. Dallas dentist, Dr. Dean, will prescribe a medication (a pill) that should be taken about an hour before your scheduled visit. After the pill is administered, patients will remain conscious but will not feel any pain. You must have a responsible adult escort to and from their appointment as oral medications will impair your ability to drive.
You will remain full conscious and able to breathe independently during the procedure. Once the procedure is completed, most patients do not remember anything regarding their procedure, despite being awake throughout the procedure.
A drawback to oral sedation is the unpredictability of side effects and reactions. In some cases, the recovery can be uncomfortable with unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, headache and/or nausea.
Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry
- No needles
- Prescription medication taken before your visit
- More affordable, compared to IV sedation dentistry
- Allows the dentist to perform more dental work in fewer visits