I keep hearing great things about dental sedation which appeal to me. I’ve never had a dentist’s appointment that I liked. Never. But, the idea of being knocked out terrifies me. How much is dental sedation like surgical sedation?
Cassie A. – Boston
I have good news for you. There are several levels of dental sedation. Most of which you will have complete control of your consciousness and reactions.
In your particular case, I’d recommend oral conscious sedation. It’s a pill you take. You’ll be completely conscious, but completely relaxed. However, you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll need someone to drive you to and from the appointment. It would be helpful if they could stay with you until the medicine wears off as well. You won’t be too steady on your feet.
The great things you’ve heard are true. There have been many patients who came to an office after years of avoiding the dentist only to have sedation dentistry change their life. They are finally able to get all their dental work done without feeling debilitating fear.
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