Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a pill in order to achieve a state of twilight sleep. The patient feels very relaxed and calm, almost to the point of falling asleep, but can still respond to commands. You should plan to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the office.
Delaying or avoiding important dental procedures because you are afraid or uncomfortable can only cause your condition to progress further, requiring even more complex treatment and potentially jeopardizing your oral health. Dr. Curtis Abercrombie and our team offer conscious sedation as a convenient way to relax you for your dental procedure. Patients who opt for oral conscious sedation at our Florence, AL office simply take a pill before their scheduled treatment to help them remain calm and comfortable. This simple and effective form of sedation can help patients with dental phobia or anxiety, a highly sensitive gag reflex, back or neck issues, or any other conditions that could interfere with treatment. To learn more about how oral conscious sedation could benefit your oral health, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Abercrobmie.
Convenient Relaxation for Your Treatment
The active ingredient in oral conscious sedation pills is usually a form of Halcion or Valium, drugs that help your body relax. Dr. Abercrobmie will customize your dosage level based on the type of procedure you will undergo and your level of anxiety. A smaller dose will have only a light influence while a larger dose can have up to a moderate effect. As its name suggests, patients remain conscious under this type of sedation.