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Oral sedation in Peoria, Arizona, is a great solution for helping those who are terrified of the dental office. With the help of this oral pill, you will finally feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

To help you know a little more about oral sedation, Dr. Craig Thompson and our Ventana Family Dentistry team are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions:

Will I feel any pain?

No, you will not feel any pain. In fact, oral sedation is extremely beneficial because it helps you relax in the dental chair. When you relax, your muscles won’t be tense and your adrenaline won’t be coursing through your body, which helps reduce pain.

How are oral sedatives administered?

Typically, oral sedatives come in the form of a pill. About an hour before your appointment, you will take the pill and you will begin to feel drowsy, light headed, and relaxed. Oral sedation is safe, effective, and fast acting, and it will last for the duration of your appointment.

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will remain awake throughout the treatment and you will be responsive. However, you will be in a deeply relaxed state and you will be free of fear, anxiety, and nervousness.

What do I need to do before and after my appointment?

Follow the instructions our dental team gives you regarding what to drink and eat before and after your appointment. Also, it’s best to have someone drive you to and from your appointment because the sedative will make it dangerous for you to drive.

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Anyone who is scared of the dental office, who has a difficulty getting numb, or who needs multiple dental treatments is a great candidate for sedation dentistry.

If you would like more details and information, please call our office at 623-566-1200 and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Our team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!