Dr. Stephen Wright may recommend oral conscious sedation to help you feel comfortable during your appointment. This form of dental sedation helps you feel completely at ease so that you can receive the care you need without any stress or anxiety. To schedule a consultation with our dentist and find out if oral conscious sedation in Midvale, Utah, is right for you, call Wright Family Dental at 801-566-3332.

If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, you may be a candidate for oral conscious sedation. This type of sedation allows you to remain awake and aware during your dental procedure, but you will feel relaxed and comfortable and remain calm as our dentist and team provide your care. Oral conscious sedation is typically provided in pill form before your appointment. Our dentist and team typically recommend oral sedation for procedures that are relatively short and not too invasive, as it is an effective way to ease dental anxiety and make your experience in our office more pleasant.

During oral conscious sedation, you may become drowsy but will still be able to respond to questions and follow simple commands from our dentist. You may not remember much about your procedure after it is over, which can be a benefit if you have dental anxiety.

Oral conscious sedation is safe when used as directed by a qualified dentist. However, as with any type of sedation, there are some possible side effects associated with oral conscious sedation. These include:

  • Slowed heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Amnesia

Our team will monitor you closely during your appointment to help ensure your safety and comfort. We will require you to have someone available to drive you home safely after your treatment, and we recommend that you have someone remain with you for a few hours until the sedation medication wears off.

If you have any medical conditions that could be affected by oral conscious sedation, be sure to let your dentist know before your procedure. You may not be a good candidate for this type of sedation if you have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn if oral conscious sedation is the right option for you.

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