For many patients, visiting a dentist can evoke anxiety and apprehension. But what if there was a way to turn those nerves into calm and comfort? Maegan Elam, DDS and Associates in Bedford, Texas, offers oral sedation dentistry — a remarkable solution that allows you to get the dental care you deserve comfortably and easily.
Have you been avoiding dental appointments because of dental fear? Please visit Dr. Maegan Elam today to redefine your dental experience.
Oral sedation involves taking oral pills (like Valium or Halcion) an hour before treatment. By the time the dentist works on you, you’ll be deeply relaxed but aware of your surroundings. Sometimes, the sedative effects might cause you to doze off, but a slight nudge is enough to wake you.
The good thing about oral sedation is that the dentist can vary the dosage from mild to moderate, contingent on the level of dental anxiety. Oral sedation is ideal for lengthy and complex procedures as it causes you to lose the sense of time. You can tolerate treatments that take hours without noticing the passage of time.
The sedative pills also numb your senses. After treatment, you’ll not remember a thing about the dental smells and noises that cause dental fears in the first place.
We’ve helped countless patients — who previously avoided dental visits — undergo treatments to keep their oral health on track. We can also help you overcome your dental anxiety with oral sedative pills.
Following are the benefits of oral sedation:
We get it — visiting a dentist isn’t top of the list of places you’d love to be.