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If you’ve scheduled a dental appointment before and then cancelled as it came closer and closer, you may have a level of dental anxiety or fear that warrants the need for something stronger than other methods of sedation dentistry. This is where oral conscious sedation can make a huge difference. By taking a small pill ahead of your dental appointment, you can expect to feel not only incredibly relaxed, but prepared to receive important and necessary treatments with relative ease. Feel free to give our office a call today to speak with Dr. Kboudi and see if oral conscious sedation is right for you!

Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Oral Conscious Sedation?

  • Powerful Solution for Moderate to Severe Anxiety
  • Easily Administered Orally through a Pill
  • Highly Experienced Dentist and Team By Your Side

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How Oral Conscious Sedation Works

Unlike other methods of sedation that are increased or decreased on the fly (i.e. nitrous oxide and IV sedation), oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill that is taken ahead of your dental appointment. Depending on when you take it, you may need to have a friend or family member drive you to the office as the effects start to develop.

Typically recommended for those with moderate to severe levels of dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation is designed to make you feel not only incredibly relaxed, but comfortable to the point where remembering your dental visit becomes very difficult. Those who are very negatively affected by the stimuli that often accompanies dental visits will find this to be a major benefit to their overall experience.

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What To Expect After Your Appointment

Since the effects of oral conscious sedation are generally stronger to alleviate nervousness and anxiety, you can expect some lingering side effects that will take some time to dissipate. That means you will definitely need to have a friend or family member drive you from the practice. You should also avoid operating heavy machinery or vehicles as well as discontinue the rest of your workday until the effects have waned. Most patients report their drowsiness to fade after a few hours, but it’s important to be safe and plan in advance if you intend to receive oral conscious sedation. Keep in mind that oral conscious sedation is not intended to put you to sleep, so you’ll still be able to communicate with our team and Dr. Kboudi during treatment.

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Benefits of Using Oral Conscious Sedation

While the sedative’s powerful effects are largely intended for alleviating anxiety, oral conscious sedation is also ideal for those with other specific needs or accommodations. For example, we may recommend oral conscious sedation to those with:

  • A very sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Cognitive or physical impairments that make dental care difficult
  • Multiple dental treatments to complete in a short period of time
  • Sensitivity to dental stimuli, such as drills, injections, or even the sights and smells of the dental office
  • Complex treatments to complete, such as dental implant placement, root canal therapy, or gum disease treatment

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Oral Conscious Sedation FAQs

In preparation for your upcoming procedure, you may have many questions about oral conscious sedation. When meeting with your dentist in Beverly Hills, you can expect to receive much of the necessary information that is designed to prepare you, but it’s natural to wonder about the types of effects to expect as well as what you will experience once your appointment is complete. To help you feel more comfortable with the idea of receiving oral conscious sedation, we’ve compiled some answers to the most common questions asked by our patients. Review the list below and feel free to contact us for an appointment.

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