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Oral Conscious Dental Sedation – Kansas

One Pill to Help
You Feel Relaxed

Man holding an oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is an easy and highly effective relaxation method that works well for adults. There aren’t any needles or nose masks involved, just a simple pill that you’ll take before you arrive at our dental office for your treatment. We typically suggest this sedation method for patients who have more moderate to severe dental anxiety to help them feel at-ease. Read below to learn more about oral conscious dental sedation at our Kansas dental office and whether you can benefit from it.

Why Choose Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry for Oral Conscious Dental Sedation?

  • Dentists Certified in Level 1 Sedation
  • No Needles Involved
  • Safe & Effective Sedation Dentistry

What is Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

Closeup of oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is the use of benzodiazepines, like diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan), to help patients relax whenever they visit the dentist’s office. Before the visit, you’ll be prescribed a pill to take. That way, when you arrive, you’ll already feel more comfortable than you normally would. Because the effects will linger, it’s important to have a trusted friend or family member ready to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment.

Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Man relaxing after taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is a common method that’s used to help adults who have dental phobias, overstimulation, or are undergoing more invasive treatments be able to feel calm during their visit. Here are some benefits that patients can enjoy:

  • Relaxation throughout every stage of the appointment.
  • Many patients don’t remember any details about their treatment.
  • Unaware of discomfort or pain during the procedure.
  • Safety screening before sedation is prescribed.
  • Careful monitoring throughout the treatment.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Fearful dental patient who would be a good candidate for oral conscious dental sedation

Some patients may benefit more from receiving IV or nitrous oxide sedation instead of oral conscious sedation, depending on a few factors. You may be a good candidate for this method of sedation if you:

  • Aren’t taking certain medications that could interfere with the oral conscious sedation.
  • Have anxiety or fear surrounding the idea of visiting the dentist.
  • Are undergoing multiple dental treatments in a single appointment.
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex.
  • Have a low pain tolerance.
  • Are bothered by the sights, sounds, and smells in the dental office.
  • Are an adult.

If you have any questions or would like to learn whether oral conscious sedation is right for you, contact our dental office today!