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Oral sedation in Waco, Texas, is a beneficial tool that can help you feel relaxed, comfortable, and safe in the hands of the dentist. However, if you don’t know much about it, it can be a little mysterious and scary. So, to help you know a little more about oral sedation, Dr. Benjamin Johnson and our Acre Wood Dental team has provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions about oral sedation:

Will I feel any pain?

No, you will not feel any pain. In fact, you will not feel any nervousness or anxiety either.

How are oral sedatives administered?

Usually, oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. You will take the pill about an hour before your appointment and you will begin to feel drowsy, light headed, and relaxed. The effects of this sedative will last throughout the duration of your treatment and will wear off after you leave our office.

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will not be unconscious. In fact, you will be completely responsive. However, you will be so relaxed that you might feel the urge to fall asleep. If this is the case, there’s no need to worry. We can wake you with a gentle shake after your appointment.

What do I need to do before and after my appointment?

Follow the instructions our dental team gives you. Generally, we will give you guidelines on what to eat and drink before and after your appointment. Also, please have someone drive you to and from our office. The sedative will make driving dangerous for you.

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

The best candidates for sedation dentistry include those who are afraid of the dentist, who have a difficult time getting numb, or who need multiple dental treatments.

For more information and details, please call our office at 254 227-5082 at your earliest convenience. Your dentist and dental team are here to assist you in any way possible, and we look forward to giving you the information you need so you know what to expect with oral sedation!