How oral conscious sedation can make your next dental visit more relaxing
Created on September 30, 2018
At Taylor Street Dental, our dental professionals work hard to ensure patients have access to sedation. Sedation dentistry ensures patients feel comfortable before and during their dental procedures. We know many adults have dental anxieties which can keep them from coming into the office and having necessary work completed. With solutions such as oral conscious sedation, patients in the community of Springfield, MA can enjoy their dental experience, not fear it!
How does oral conscious sedation work?
For patients who have trouble even getting into the dental chair for their appointments, oral conscious sedation may be the most appropriate method of sedation. This method of sedation requires a prescription for a special medication. Patients pick up their prescription and take it orally before their appointment. They must arrange transportation to the office because they are not allowed to drive a vehicle while under the influence of this particular prescription medication. Once the patient arrives, they are often calm and coherent. They can follow instructions, ask and answer questions, and even use the bathroom without assistance. However, they are able to get through their dental appointment with ease. The medication will often wear off later in the day when the patient returns home to rest.
Are there any side effects to oral conscious sedation?
The only effect that this medication will have on our patients is relaxation! Oral conscious sedation has been used for many years by hundreds of dentists to allow men and women to get necessary dental work done without feeling nervous or anxiety-ridden. Our team of professionals can assess a patient during a consultation appointment to determine if they would benefit from this type of sedation to get through their next visit to the dental chair.
Is oral conscious sedation right for you?
Call Taylor Street Dental to speak with our dentists to determine if you could benefit from oral conscious sedation to get your necessary dental work completed. The office is located at 41 Taylor Street on the 4th floor, and can be reached by phone to schedule an appointment at (413) 781-7645. Drs. David Peck, Zachary Grillo, Stefan Filip, and Pablo Valestegui are available dentists who can assist you in learning about sedation dentistry.