The process is simple. You take a small pill on an empty stomach one hour before your appointment. The pill acts as a mild sedative and relaxes you.
You need someone to drive you to and from the appointment as you will be a little drowsy. We evaluate you to see if you need more medication and then wait until you feel comfortable. We will not begin to work until you are completely relaxed and give us permission to get started.
After we are done and the appointment is over your driver will take you home so you can relax the rest of the day. The next day you will wake up feeling completely normal. Many times, patients have said they do not remember anything about their dental visit.
Oral conscious sedation allows us to get a lot of dentistry done in a short amount of time. Many times we can finish all the dentistry you need in one visit.
What kinds of sedatives are available?
The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs. Before administering any sedative, Dr. Kilby and his staff must analyze your full medical history , take note of your current medications, and conduct a comprehensive exam.
Many patients feel excessive anxiety when they think of going to the dentist. If you have fear of the dentist you are not alone. Our caring staff are passionate about providing dental care to everyone. We can help you make it so fear is not a barrier to the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. To accomplish this Dr. Kilby has received advanced training in sedation dentistry.