Feeling comfortable during your dental visit is important to achieving optimal results. If you experience anxiety, Donian Shen, DDS can help you feel more relaxed and calm with the aid of oral conscious sedation—one of our advanced sedation dentistry techniques. Our extensively trained dental team also strives to put you at ease by keeping you informed about every aspect of your treatment and providing friendly, compassionate care.
Oral conscious sedation is different from IV sedation, which puts you to sleep. With oral conscious sedation, you will take a pill to relax you, but you will remain awake and responsive. Once the medication has taken effect, you will be in a much more tranquil state of mind. You may even feel so relaxed that you’re unaware that we’re performing the procedure until we’ve finished. We will monitor you closely throughout the process to help ensure your safety and provide the most pleasant experience possible.
Only a highly trained sedation dentist can provide oral conscious sedation, and Dr. Shen has considerable experience with this technique. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history to establish if this is the best option for you. It’s important to note that a friend or family member should drive you home after the treatment, as you will still feel a little groggy.
For more information about oral conscious sedation or other techniques to address dental anxiety, please contact our office today. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shen.*