At Encore Dentistry, Dr. Nancy Cabansag and our team never want patients to miss dental appointments due to fear or anxiety. We strive to create a peaceful, relaxing dental care environment, but for some patients, a little extra help is needed to reduce stress, fear, and pain associated with visiting the dentist. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation dentistry in Arlington, TX to help patients relax and receive the outstanding dental care they deserve.
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent resource for patients who avoid or cancel dental appointments due to fear or anxiety because the sedative kicks in before you leave home. At a prior appointment, Dr. Cabansag prescribes a medicinal sedative to be taken by mouth at a predetermined time before treatment. A trusted friend or family member needs to accompany you to and from your procedures and be available to assist you for several hours following treatment.
Upon arrival at Encore Dentistry, the patient is already deeply relaxed and ready to receive treatment. While patients typically remain conscious, they report feeling very sleepy, euphoric, or entering a dream-like state. Oral conscious sedation can lead to an amnesiac effect, meaning you are unlikely to remember much of your visit to our Arlington, TX dental office. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. Everyone reacts differently to medication, but generally, the effects of sedatives wear off in several hours. For safety, we recommend that patients forego regular activities, especially operating heavy machinery, until the following day.
If you’re interested in sedation dentistry or any of the superior dental services available at Encore Dentistry, call our caring team today. We can’t wait to help patients from Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, and Kennedale learn to love visiting the dentist.