Fear and uncertainty are common with a trip to the dentist.  Lakeside Dental Arts offers minimal oral sedation ensuring that all patients have a comfortable and positive experience during their dental treatment.  To achieve the smile you deserve, oral sedation is an option.  Oral sedation is customized for each patient.  We will determine a treatment plan and medication that is just right for your needs.

When you request sedation dentistry, we may give you an oral medication (in pill form)  about an hour before your procedure to help you relax.  You will need to plan for someone to drive you to your appointment.

For patients who experience extreme dental treatment anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide sedation which is both safe and effective.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Minimal Oral Sedation Dentistry:

Will I feel anything during my treatment?

Most patients do not feel any discomfort with oral sedation.  You will still need local anesthesia injections.  Procedures are performed with relaxation and comfort and most patients do not have any memory of the treatment.

Is sedation dentistry the same as being unconscious?

Minimal oral sedation dentistry will not make you unconscious.  You will be completely relaxed, conscious, and responsive.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

It is a very safe and effective way to give you the smile you deserve without causing unnecessary anxiety.  It is important to discuss your concerns with your dentist so that you can decide if minimal oral sedation will work for you.

How long will it take for the sedation to wear off?

How long you are drowsy depends on several factors including how much sedative we use, how long you are being treated, and how your body responds to the medication.  You shouldn’t drive to your appointment or after your treatment if you have been sedated.  It is also important to not drink or operate machinery for the remainder of the day.

Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

We will use sedation dentistry for most patients who experience dental anxiety or have had a traumatic experience at a dentist’s office in the past.

If you have any additional questions about minimal oral sedation, do not hesitate to contact us today at (863) 658-4272.