Dr. Valle understands that many patients put off necessary dental care because of the anxiety they feel about past experiences. Dr. Valle commonly uses a technique called Oral Conscious Sedation at where no needles are necessary. Sedation Dentistry is used to create a relaxed and comfortable visit in a safe setting. Patients who choose oral conscious sedation during their initial consultation appointment will be prescribed oral medication, which will be taken approximately one hour before an individual’s dental appointment.
One of the benefits of sedation dentistry is that patients feel that the dental procedure only lasted minutes. It is a great option if you have complex dental procedures that you may have put off due to anxiety.
If you are planning on sedation dentistry, transportation should be arranged, as patients cannot drive while under the influence of this medication. Patients arrive at the practice awake, coherent, and conscious, and can answer questions and follow commands. They are at ease during the entire visit. After the procedure and the patient is sent home to rest, they will awaken with little to no recollection of the dental visit.
Talk to Dr. Valle and his staff if you would like more information on Oral Sedation Dentistry.