Oral sedation dentistry is a method of conscious sedation that helps facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety.
Dr. Shah has been trained to effectively implement oral sedation into his practice. This helps a patient become as comfortable and relaxed as possible using well established and proven protocols with a variety of sedation medications administered orally. These protocols can be customized for the patient’s individual emotional and physical needs.
Sometimes referred to as 'relaxation', 'sleep' or 'anxiety free' dentistry, this comfortable care helps our patients get the care they need. We find that many of our patients that take advantage of oral sedation find themselves in a light sleep throughout the procedure. The effects usually can last from 2-4 hours, giving plently of time to complete a periodontal procedure. We do ask that patients who choose this option have someone to drive them, as some drowsiness can occur.
A lot of patients are anxious for dental procedures, and we understand that. Do not hesitate to ask Dr. Shah what sedation option may be best for you. In this day and age, nerves should never keep you from getting the care that you need.