Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation

Does your dental anxiety increase as the time for your appointment gets closer? If so, call the team at Merchant Square Dental for a prescription for oral sedation in Warwick, New York, from our dentists. This is an easy way to take the stress out of your appointment with Dr. Syed Masihuddin or Dr. Pankaj Puri. For more information or to plan your visit, call our team at 845-986-1732.

Oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation that we may recommend to ensure that you have a comfortable experience each time you visit our office. Administered in pill form, oral sedation is simple and easy to use. Because oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation, you will remain awake during the treatment, but you will feel more relaxed and at ease. There are many other benefits to sedation dentistry, including:

  • With oral sedation, you simply need to take a pill. It is quick and easy to use.
  • It produces the necessary amnesic effect for a comfortable experience.
  • Oral sedation typically costs less than other forms of sedation.

If you and our dentists determine that oral sedation is right for you, you will be prescribed a pill that will help you relax. You will also receive instructions to take the pill before your scheduled appointment; be certain to follow the specific instructions included with your pill. It is important that you have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment to provide maximum safety to yourself and others. When you arrive at our office, you will be awake but extremely relaxed. You may feel drowsy, and it is not unusual for you to not remember all of the details of your appointment.

For more information about the benefits of oral sedation and how we can make your visit more comfortable, please call our office today.

frequently asked questions

Oral sedation, darling, is akin to slipping into your most luxurious, yet utterly comfortable, attire. It involves taking a prescribed sedative pill before your dental appointment, ensuring a smooth, anxiety-free experience. This service is the whispered secret among those who choose tranquility and poise over apprehension and discomfort, making dental visits an anticipation rather than a dread.

Oral sedation can be used for children, particularly those with dental anxiety or difficulty cooperating during dental treatment. Pediatric dentists may prescribe age-appropriate medications and dosage based on the child’s weight and medical history.

Oral sedation induces a state of relaxation and drowsiness, but patients are typically awake and responsive during the dental procedure. However, some patients may become so relaxed that they drift off to sleep briefly.

Oral sedation medication is typically administered by the patient taking a prescribed dose of the medication orally, usually about an hour before the dental appointment. The dentist will provide specific instructions on when and how to take the medication.