How Can Oral Sedation Help Me?

Many patients refrain from visiting the dentist because they have a high level of fear or anxiety about being in the dentist’s chair. If this sounds like you, talk to us about oral sedation dentistry that can be very effective for helping you feel more relaxed before and during your procedure. Even though Dr. Bradd Yoshioka provides a range of minimally-invasive procedures that do not cause pain or inflammation, some patients are fearful about the dental visit as a whole.

We can relieve some of the anxiety and fears you may be experiencing with sedation dentistry services. Talk to us about adding oral sedation dentistry services to your treatment plan.

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How Oral Sedation Works

Oral sedation is administered in the form of a pill, which you will take right before your appointment. The medication will help you feel relaxed and sleepy during the procedure and helps you to be able to get through the treatment without a high level of fear. Many patients who are fearful about going to the dentist or being in the dentist’s chair feel more confident about the experience with oral sedation.

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Oral Sedation Helps Improve Dental Health

We may recommend oral sedation as part of your treatment plan if you have a history of missing appointments because of fear or anxiety, or you know you will be very anxious for days leading up to your dental visit. The medication will induce a mild level of drowsiness so you do not feel anxious or fearful for several hours leading up to your dental appointment. We will do whatever we can to make sure your visit is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.