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Oral Conscious Sedation – Carrollton, TX

Start Your Dental Visit Feeling Relaxed

People skip their dental appointments more often than you’d think because of dental anxiety or fear. At DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we want nothing more than to make your visits as comfortable as possible. If that means seeing a sedation dentist in Carrollton to complete your treatments, so be it! It’s one of the reasons why we offer oral conscious sedation, ensuring no one in your family has to feel anxious just to protect their oral health. Call our office today to learn if sedation dentistry is right for you!

Am I Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

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In order to confirm if oral conscious sedation is right for you, it’s important that you speak with our office ahead of your appointment first. In most cases, we may recommend sedation services if you:

  • Suffer from anxiety or dental phobia
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Have a low tolerance to dental work in general
  • Are in need of multiple treatments
  • Are bothered by stimuli common in dental offices (i.e. sights, sounds, smells, etc.)

Additionally, if you have a family member with cognitive disabilities that makes it very difficult for them to receive dental care, sedation can make the process significantly easier. Our team members will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you’re feeling comfortable and at peace during your visit. After all, your feelings are just as important as your oral health and the treatment you need to have completed.

How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?

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Oral conscious sedation is considered a moderate-strength sedative for those who suffer from moderate to severe levels of anxiety. The sedative comes in the form of a pill, which is generally taken a few hours ahead of your appointment. This ensures the sedative has time to take effect before you begin your treatment.

Not only does oral conscious sedation make you feel incredibly relaxed (and euphoric in some instances), but it can also make it difficult to remember large portions of your appointment. This is ideal for those who struggle to complete treatment due to the stimuli associated with dental offices. We’ll make sure that your dosage is designed with your body weight in mind so that the proper effects take place.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

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Keep in mind that due to the strength of oral conscious sedation, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the practice. Furthermore, you should not resume normal activities until the sedation has had time to wear off. If needed, you should take time off work for the rest of the day and avoid operating vehicles or other heavy machinery. In most cases, sedation can take several hours to fully dissipate, so it’s important to have someone who can keep an eye on you for the rest of the day.