How does oral sedation work?
Because some patients have severe anxiety about going to the dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Robertson offers oral sedation for your comfort. Some people have had prior dental trauma or unexplained dental phobia that makes them anxious and unable to relax for dental procedures.
While Dr. Robertson is extremely gentle and compassionate, we understand that some patients have had negative experiences in the past. Our main goal is to provide you with high quality dentistry in a comfortable and relaxed environment. For some patients, that means they need a little help relaxing.
Oral sedation is an alternative to the traditional IV sedation used by oral surgeons for dental surgery. Oral sedation is a milder form of sedation and comes in a pill rather than an IV. While you will be completely relaxed, you will still be able to answer questions and follow instructions. Despite being conscious, you may not have any memory of your dental procedure or you may feel like it was a dream.
Many of our patients love the fact that their appointments seem to go by very quickly, smoothly, and are much more relaxing than without sedation.
In order to find out if oral sedation is a good option for you, call and schedule an evaluation. We can discuss your health and medical history to determine the best way to provide you with a relaxing and stress-free dental visit.