About Oral-Conscious Sedation
Dental technology has advanced leaps and bounds in just a few years. However, fear and anxiety of dental procedures still stop many patients from scheduling appointments for even routine dental exams and cleanings. At Martin Dentistry in Fishers, IN, general and cosmetic dentists Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, and Lynn Marshall offer oral-conscious sedation for patients who want to be more relaxed and less anxious. An anti-anxiety pill can be prescribed and taken before your dental appointment, so you can be fully relaxed but able to follow instructions. To hear more about oral-conscious sedation for your appointments at Martin Dentistry, schedule a consultation today at our Fishers, IN office.
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What to Expect
Before oral-conscious sedation is given, the patient should meet with a dentist to thoroughly review the patient’s medical history, current medications, and any drug allergies. If it’s determined that a patient is a good candidate, the dentist will go over sedation options. If oral-conscious sedation is chosen, the pill will be taken one hour prior to the procedure. The pill will produce a tranquil state and the feeling will last throughout the procedure and several hours afterward, so the patient will require an escort to drive him or her home. Since the patient is still conscious throughout the procedure, he or she should be alert enough to hear the dentist and respond to instructions. If a patient feels groggy and falls asleep, a simple shake should rouse the patient to wakefulness.
After oral-conscious sedation is taken, a patient should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours following the procedure. In some cases, the patient may remember little or nothing about the particular dental procedure, though memory will be intact for the rest of the day’s events. Since a pain reliever, such as a local anesthetic, is usually administered prior to the procedure, most patients report little or no pain or discomfort after the dental work. For the most part, oral-conscious sedatives are considered quite safe and most patients can tolerate them well with no side effects. In some instances, patients may feel nauseous or vomit after taking the sedative.
Plan Your Procedure
Stop your fear of the dentist in its tracks with oral-conscious sedation at Martin Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with one of our Fishers, IN dentists for more information about your sedation options. It will help you remain at ease during a routine dental exam and cleaning or during a longer procedure. We will work with you to determine the ideal sedation option so your trip to Martin Dentistry is a pleasant experience.