Oral-Conscious Sedation Overview
Highly qualified dentist Dr. James Peterson offers oral-conscious sedation to allow patients to feel more comfortable and relaxed during your visit. A twilight sedation medication can be prescribed and taken prior to your dental appointment so you can be fully relaxed but able to follow instructions. For more information on oral-conscious sedation for your appointments at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, schedule a consultation today at our Coppell, TX office.
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Best Candidates for Oral-Conscious Sedation
Before you are prescribed a medication for oral-conscious sedation, Dr. Peterson will complete a detailed consultation to decide if you are a good candidate for sedation. He will evaluate your medical history, current medications, and other factors to ensure you are a good candidate for oral-conscious sedation, and also to see which type will best suit your needs. Oral-sedation may not be ideal if you are dealing with heart or respiratory issues, are pregnant, or have had a reaction to benzodiazepines in the past.
What To Expect with Oral-Conscious Sedation
There are a number of oral-conscious sedation medications that may be used. The type recommended by Dr. Peterson will be based on you, your stress level, your physical health, what procedure is being performed, and the approximated length of your appointment. Dr. Peterson will prescribe your sedation medication during your consultation so you can have it filled prior to your procedure. You will take the medication prior to arriving at our facility so you should arrange for a responsible adult drive you to your appointment. With light oral-conscious sedation, you will stay relaxed but still be aware and conscious. With heavier sedation, you will also stay conscious. You could fall into a light sleep, but it'll be easy to wake you up.
Oral-Conscious Sedation Recovery
In most cases, you will need someone to take you home and stay with you for around three hours after your procedure. Dr. Peterson will talk to you at your consultation about the possible side effects from the medication prescribed for you. We invite you to call our office if you have any lingering side effects or if you have concerns after your procedure.
Schedule an appointment with Coppell, TX dentist Dr. Peterson for more information about your sedation options. It will help you remain at ease during a routine dental exam and cleaning or during a longer procedure. He will work with you to determine the most ideal anesthesia so your trip to James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a pleasant experience.