Do you experience anxiety before your dental appointment? In that case, Joseph Kabaklian, DMD, and the expert dental team at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry can offer you a solution. They provide oral sedation at their convenient office locations in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, and Irvine, California. The practitioners are skilled in helping you relax both mentally and physically, thus ensuring that your dental appointment is smooth and easy. Access relief from your anxiety ahead of your dental visit through comprehensive oral sedation in Newport Beach by calling the office near you or using the online booking tool today.
What Is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is the tool that the practitioners at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry utilize to make sure their patients feel relaxed during an appointment. This sedative is administered to patients in the form of a pill that they swallow. Your provider will tailor your dosage to fit your individual needs.
For instance, if you only feel slightly on edge during appointments, the providers will offer you a low dosage. On the other hand, if you experience heightened anxiety levels or feel nervous about a particular dental treatment, they can add the dosage to give you slightly more extensive sedation.
Furthermore, the team at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry understand that some patients experience incredibly high anxiety levels the night before their dental visit that they lose sleep. Therefore, they administer the oral sedation to be taken the night before their visit. With improved sleep, patients enjoy the rest they need so that they can walk into the office feeling their best.
What to Expect with Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation makes patients feel drowsy. In fact, after taking oral sedation, it is not unusual for patients to drift off to sleep, although it is typically easy to wake up with a light shake. Besides, you’ll still feel calm and relaxed even if you remain awake during your appointment. Some patients claim that the oral sedation that is offered at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry makes their appointment feel like a warm, fuzzy dream.
Is Oral Sedation Safe?
Oral sedation is entirely safe. Dentists across the country have been using it for both children and adults who require help easing their anxiety during visits.
How to Prepare for Oral Sedation?
The oral sedative is meant to help you ease up during your visit. However, if you can do anything else that keeps you calm, such as wearing comfortable clothing, the team at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry encourages you to do so.
The other thing the providers advise patients to do is arrange a ride home for themselves and opt to relax for the rest of the day. The oral sedative effect wears off gradually during the day, so it’s recommendable you head home and continue with your regular routine.
That said, a dental visit does not have to cause you unnecessary anxiety. To find out more about how oral sedation can help you keep calm and relax, call the nearest Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.