Oral Sedation

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Oral sedation offers a safe and effective way to ensure your comfort during dental procedures, and our dentist might recommend it to enhance your experience in our office if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear during your appointments. Delivered in the form of a pill, oral sedation is a straightforward process. Unlike general anesthesia, oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation, meaning you will remain awake but experience heightened relaxation.

The advantages of oral sedation are numerous:

  • Ease of Use: With oral sedation, all you need to do is take a pill, making it a convenient and straightforward option.
  • Enhanced Comfort: The medication induces an amnesic effect, minimizing any anxiety or discomfort you might otherwise feel during the procedure.
  • Affordability: Among the various sedation methods, oral sedation is often more budget-friendly.

If you and Dr. Kristy Lin determine that oral sedation suits your needs, you will receive a prescription to take the pill before your scheduled appointment. Please carefully follow the provided instructions. For your safety and that of others, arrange for a family member or friend to drive you to and from the appointment. When you arrive at our office, you will be in a state of deep relaxation, although still conscious. It is common to feel drowsy, and some details of the visit might not be entirely remembered.

For more information about the benefits of oral sedation in Aloha, Oregon, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact Maxus Dental today at 503-334-0930. Your wellbeing and comfort are our priorities.