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Oral Conscious Sedation – Wethersfield, CT

Get the Dental Care You Need Without Being Overcome With Anxiety

Does the thought of calling your dentist to schedule a treatment or routine appointment make your palms sweat and flood you with worry? If your answer is “yes,” then it’s time to contact our team of professionals at Dolan Dental to learn how sedation dentistry in Wethersfield can help you. You no longer have to push your dental anxiety or phobia aside to take care of your oral health. Unlike nitrous oxide and IV sedation, all you have to do for oral conscious sedation is take a pill before your appointment. This is a great option for patients who have a fear of needles or have some trouble getting numb. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn how you can make your next visit to Dolan Dental relaxing, worry-free, and comfortable!

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The Oral Conscious Sedation Process

Among all the sedation techniques we offer at Dolan Dental, many patients prefer oral conscious sedation in Wethersfield because it’s effective and easy to administer. Before we decide that this sedation technique is right for you, we’ll ask about your medical history and any current prescriptions you’re taking. This is just so we can assess the risk and reduce the chances of you experiencing possible side effects.

With oral sedation, Drs. Thomas Dolan or Brendan Dolan will prescribe a pill to take before your procedure. Before you take it, you may need to fast for up to 12 hours because certain foods can cause an adverse reaction with the sedative.

The pills we administer will not prevent you from feeling any pain, so depending on your treatment, we may need to also use local anesthesia. During your appointments, our team will be carefully monitoring you to make sure no complications arise. After your treatment is completed, you will most likely feel drowsy, so you’ll need to have a family member or close friend pick you up.

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Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation

If it’s been a while since you’ve had dental work done because you’ve been overrun with anxiety and fear at the thought, you’re probably in awe at the idea that you can feel comfortable during your visit using oral sedation. Dental fear and anxiety impacts over 40 million Americans, but by avoiding routine preventive care, you could open the door for a variety of oral health problems to take over your mouth. When serious problems like cavities and gum disease are left untreated, it could result in you needing more invasive and costly treatments down the road. With oral sedation, you can rest assured knowing you’ll remain calm and relaxed, allowing our dentists to work quickly to repair your smile.

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Who is a Good Candidate For Oral Conscious Sedation?

If you suffer from dental anxiety, then you’re a good candidate for oral conscious sedation in Wethersfield. It can also be a helpful technique for patients who need to have multiple extensive procedures at once or have medical issues that may make it difficult for them to sit through an appointment.

Instead of letting your fear and anxiety impact your oral health, contact us to find out how you can ease your worries with oral conscious sedation. Our team of dental professionals will be more than happy to discuss the process with you and schedule an appointment so you can get the necessary care you need.