ORAL SEDATION INSTRUCTIONS
Oral sedation dentistry allows our trained dental specialists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience, in which the patient remains alert, responsive and able to answer questions but will not remember anything of the appointment afterwards.
Sedative medication helps relax patients by slowing the action of the central nervous system. People remain aware of their surroundings but are less responsive to external stimuli like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials.
The medications are safe and have been used for decades. In fact, you’ve probably seen or heard some of their names before. Several have amnesic properties, meaning that you remember little to nothing of your time in the dental chair. At Endo Clinic Barrie we offer oral or IV sedation to help anxious patients feel more comfortable. Current medications are often more powerful and less likely to carry unpleasant side effects.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY OF TREATMENT?
On the day of the appointment, it is important to have nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment time. Your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation and our experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.