Elmhurst Sedation Dentist Reviews the Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation for Dental Patients

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 28, 2013

Our Elmhurst dentist office started offering relaxation dentistry options because we understand how stressful it can be for some patients to undergo dental treatment. No matter what your anxiety level regarding dentistry, it’s crucial that you’re able to get the timely and effective dental treatment you need. Oral conscious sedation is helping all kinds of patients drift peacefully through dental treatments—read on to learn more!

Q: What exactly does oral conscious sedation do?

A: Oral conscious sedation puts patients at ease before treatment, and it allows patients to stay comfortable during treatment. Oral conscious sedation is unique among sedation treatments in that patients actually take the oral sedation medicine—Triazolam—before they come into the dentist’s office. This means by the time they walk through the office doors, they’re already feeling relaxed!

Q: Are there lasting side effects for oral conscious sedation?

A: Oral conscious sedation will impair your abilities after you take it, and these effects will last until shortly after your treatment ends. Consequently, you will need someone to bring you to and from the office. Once you’re at home the effects of the Triazolam will wear off—you’ll probably find that you remember very little, if any, of the treatment process that you just experienced!

Q: How do I know if oral conscious sedation is right for me?

A: If you suffer from significant dental anxiety, or if you’re undergoing extensive dental treatments—like oral surgery—oral conscious sedation may be right for you. Ultimately your dentist will help you determine what kind of sedation treatment is best for you, individually. So don’t be afraid to ask your dentist about sedation treatment options!

If you want to learn more about the oral conscious sedation process, feel free to give our Elmhurst sedation dentists a call today! We look forward to helping you get the treatment you need and the smile that you deserve.