Oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation dentistry that assists patients with minimizing any fear or anxiety associated with visiting the dentist. Dr. Craig Janssen offers oral sedation dentistry in Green Bay, WI to help make it easier for patients to take the best care of their teeth.
Dental Anxiety and Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Many people feel particularly anxious or afraid when contemplating going to the dentist. These feelings can happen for a variety of reasons, including painful experiences from the past, a fear of needles, or embarrassment over their current dental health. Conscious sedation dentistry can help patients feel relaxed and comfortable while visiting Dr. Janssen, replacing those feelings of dental anxiety with a sense of peace and calm and resulting in better dental health.
What Is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Oral sedation occurs in the form of a pill that a patient takes about an hour before an appointment with Dr. Janssen. The intent of the sedative is to help patients relax without having them fall asleep.
Oral sedation is also known as conscious sedation dentistry because while patients are very relaxed and comfortable, they can still communicate with Dr. Janssen as needed during the procedure. For maximum safety, Dr. Janssen and our team monitor each patient’s vital signs during the appointment.
Advantages of Oral Sedation
With this form of conscious sedation dentistry, one of the main benefits is that patients have little memory of the procedure. Additional benefits of oral sedation dentistry include:
- Comfort while visiting Dr. Janssen
- Leaving the dental appointment feeling calm and relaxed
- Having several dental treatments performed in one visit
- Living without dental pain and anxiety
Conscious sedation dentistry can also be used for people with very busy schedules. Oral sedation allows people to get the dental care they need easily and quickly. Because the oral sedation medication is taken before the appointment, it is imperative that a close friend or family member drive each patient to and from Dr. Janssen’s office.
To experience comfortable and relaxed dental care in Green Bay, WI, call Dr. Janssen today. We can provide conscious sedation dentistry solutions to relieve your dental anxiety.