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Oral conscious sedation is an anxiolytic pill that Dr. Rottjakob can prescribe to make a patient feel completely calm and relaxed during dental procedures. This method of anesthesia requires certification, which Dr. Rottjakob has achieved. Oral conscious sedation can help patients who..
Have Dental Phobia
Need Multiple or Lengthy Procedures
Do Not Respond to Traditional Numbing Agents
Call our San Jose dentist office today to discuss whether oral conscious sedation is the right anesthesia for you. We serve patients from Mountain View and surrounding areas. You deserve the dental work that can make you look and feel fabulous. Let us help you get there.
Among the most common phobias, visiting the dentist causes many people severe anxiety and stress. Often, fearful patients forgo necessary dental care to avoid a visit to their dentist. If you find yourself feeling panicky at the thought of having your teeth worked on, you should know that a safe, comfortable relaxation method exists. Oral sedation alleviates anxiety, so you can face dental appointments with confidence.
What exactly does oral sedation entail?
If you fear dental appointments, call a dentist to determine if oral sedation is available for you based on your medical history and current medications. If you’re a good candidate for oral sedation, the dentist will select an appropriate anti-anxiety or sedative drug for you to take at a pre-determined time before your appointment. These safe, widely-prescribed drugs diminish anxiety and help patients relax.
Your anxiety level will help the dentist determine dosage, which in turn determines your consciousness level during the appointment. Some patients become so relaxed they drift off into a restful sleep during their dental procedures. Throughout your appointment, we will closely monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety. When you choose oral sedation, you must have a responsible adult who can drive you to and from your appointment and spend some time with you after the appointment until the sedative wears off completely.
Why choose oral sedation?
In general, patients choose oral sedation if they:
What risks and side effects are associated with oral sedation?
The anti-anxiety medications used to achieve oral sedation have been prescribed and studied for years, so potential side effects are widely documented. These drugs are generally safe for most patients and have a low incidence of side effects, which tend to be minor.
Typically, patients who receive oral sedation experience:
A very small percentage of patients may temporarily have hiccups after using oral sedation drugs.