Fear, pain and anxiety no longer need to be a part of your experience at the dentist’s office. We help a wide range of patients to be comfortable. Through oral sedation, patients with a sensitive gag reflex, anxiety about dental work, resistance to local anesthetics or a history of pain can feel relaxed. For extensive dental procedures, or just a regular hygiene appointment, sedation relieves any unpleasant association with the experience.
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Sedation dentistry is sometimes called ‘sleep dentistry,’ but in reality, patients usually feel drowsy yet conscious. The medication delivers a mild to moderate level of sedation and is much safer than administering general anesthesia.
To help you overcome discomfort, your dentist can simply write a prescription for an oral sedative, such as Halcion or Valium. Then, the medication should be taken about an hour before the dental procedure.
The sedative will help you to remain calm and comfortable for the duration of the dental procedure. Though some patients doze off during the appointment, they are responsive and can answer questions. Most patients don’t recall details of the procedure and the effects of the sedative wear off after a few hours.
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Sedation Is Available at Briglia Dental
In order to prescribe these medications, dentists must be fully trained and have advanced certification in sedation dentistry. Dr. Briglia is certified in oral and IV sedation and has many years of experience practicing sleep dentistry. He is also a current member of two national associations dedicated to the development and safe practice of sedation techniques.
Discuss your concerns with the careful team of professionals at the Briglia Dental Group. Ask if oral sedation is recommended for you.