Our dentists offer a variety of oral sedatives that can help induce calmness during your visit to Steele Dentistry. Some of the most common sedative medications that we use include Versed, Valium, and Xanax. To learn whether you could benefit from oral sedation during your visits, we invite you to call our office at 303-278-3353 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kate Steele or Dr. Lisa Schaffer. We are happy to use oral sedation in Denver, Colorado, and Stapleton, Colorado, as a way to help our patients have a better dental experience.
Oral sedation is a mild, conscious sedative that our dentists may recommend as a way to help anxious or nervous patients feel more relaxed and at ease during their treatment. Oral sedation is typically administered via a pill, which you will take before arriving for your scheduled appointment. By the time you arrive at our office, you will be relaxed and ready for your treatment. Because oral sedation is a conscious sedative, you will be awake and able to respond to instructions throughout your treatment; however, you will feel calmer about what is going on around you.
Oral sedation offers a variety of benefits for our patients. Some of these benefits include:
- Quick and simple administration; patients simply need to take a pill
- No needles necessary
- Produces an amnesic effect; many patients do not remember their treatment, which can make their dental care more comfortable
- Typically costs less than other common forms of sedation, including nitrous oxide
Before your next appointment with our Stapleton dentists, we encourage you to discuss with them whether oral sedation is right for you. If it is deemed appropriate for your treatment, our dentists will provide you with a prescribed pill, which you will take just before coming in for your scheduled visit. Please follow any additional instructions about taking this medication. It is also important that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
For more information about oral sedation, and to learn whether this sedation option is right for you, we invite you to contact our office. Our dentists and team are happy to answer any questions you may have about our options for sedation dentistry in Denver, Colorado, and Stapleton, Colorado.