Riverside, CA, dentist offers oral conscious sedation

Yesterday, we discussed oral surgery treatments. While these may not be something that you look forward to, these more invasive procedures may be necessary to keep your smile healthy. To help you feel comfortable during these treatments, oral conscious sedation options may be used. This can come in pill form or as a liquid and can help you remain aware but relaxed throughout your procedure. Your Riverside, CA dental team is here to explain when and why you may need this.

When Is This Used?

Oral conscious sedation can be used before you have a more extensive dental procedure so that you feel at ease. This may be offered before treatments such as tooth extractions, implant insertion, or more. Conscious sedation differs from “going under” anesthesia because you will be able to respond during your treatment, if necessary, but you will have little memory of the procedure itself. This allows you to feel comfortable during your necessary treatment.

If you have severe dental anxiety, you can discuss this option before more routine checkups as well. Dentophobia may occur if you are not used to seeing the dentist or if you have had a bad experience in the past. By being sedated, you can have your necessary dental work done and reduce the chances of needing more invasive work done in the future.

Deciding On Your Sedation Options

You can take this in a pill or liquid form depending on your needs and preferences. Before receiving this, your dentist will need to go over your health history, anxiety, and other important factors so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. They will give you specific instructions, such as when to take it and a reminder to have someone else drive you to the appointment. Our team is here to help answer any questions you may have about this option.

Oral surgery and other invasive dental procedures are not always something that patients look forward to. However, they may be necessary to keep your smile healthy. While it can be anxiety-inducing to have these done, our team will do their best to help you feel comfortable. Putting off these treatments may only lead to needing more extensive ones done later.

Learn More About These Methods

If you have any questions about this option or would like to discuss sedation before your next visit, call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location in California.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.