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Oral Conscious Sedation – Hillsboro, OR

How We Can Help You Stay Relaxed

Many people wish they could forget their dental appointment even happened due to anxiety and fear they may experience. Thankfully, Infinity Dental Care has your needs in mind, which is why we offer multiple sedation options to make your visit more enjoyable. With oral conscious sedation, completing your dental treatments is as simple as taking a pill before your appointment and getting relaxed in the dental chair. Call our office today to see if oral conscious sedation is right for you!

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

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One of the most popular forms of sedation dentistry out there is oral conscious sedation because of its effectiveness and ease of use. After having a thorough review of your medical history, any medications you are currently taking, and your current allergies (if applicable), we can confirm if this form of sedation is right for you. You should take the sedative at least an hour prior to your appointment. By the time you arrive at our office (with a friend or family member driving you to the practice), you should feel completely relaxed and ready for care.

We can ensure the pill is weaker or stronger depending on the severity of your anxiety. While mild forms are meant to make you feel drowsy, moderate forms are more likely to cause you to fall into a light sleep.

What Should I Expect?

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It’s important to keep in mind that your sedation is not meant to put you to sleep entirely (like general anesthesia from hospitals does.) This means you will still be able to communicate with our dentists should you need further accommodations for your comfort. Because of the effectiveness of the sedative, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the practice. It’s also important to wait until the sedative has completely worn off before you resume regular activities, such as work. The safest way to ensure the sedative has had time to wear off is to wait a full 24 hours.

Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation

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Since the sedative often causes short-term memory loss, you will find it very difficult to remember exactly what happened during your dental appointment. If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, this means your appointment will be far easier to complete.

However, you don’t need to have anxiety in order to take advantage of oral conscious sedation. In fact, sedation is also perfect for: