If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety, there are options to ease your anxiety during treatment. Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking a pill that will make you feel relaxed and at ease. Oral conscious sedation does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part, or all, of your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is very safe and it is much less expensive than other forms of sedation. You will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure. It also makes long or complex procedures seem shorter. As an added precaution, a local anesthetic will be given to numb the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. You will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation for your safety.
Don't wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your dentist about oral conscious sedation today to see if it is right for you!