Anxiety over having dental treatment done is very common. For those patients with more extreme anxiety that has caused them to put off badly needed dental treatment, oral sedation may be an option for them. Oral sedatives are used to put patients into a more calm and relaxed state and for some be able to forget they even had treatment performed. Those who are prescribed oral sedatives for dental treatment require an escort to and from their dental appointment and are unable to drive for 24 hours.
For more information on oral sedation, contact a member of your North Delta Dental team.