Stay Comfortable During Your treatment
If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, Covington dentist Dr. Keleigh Lascari is here to help with oral conscious sedation. Learn more about your options below, or contact us now to schedule an appointment.
oral conscious sedation?
This method of sedation uses a pill-based sedative, which is taken 1-2 hours before your appointment at Cornerstone Dentistry. You’ll feel very sleepy and groggy after you take the sedative, and it’s common to forget most of what happens during your procedure. This method of sedation is deeper than laughing gas sedation, so it’s a good choice for more invasive treatments.
Why Would I use Sedation Dentistry
For my dental procedure?
Sedation dentistry allows you to feel more calm and relaxed during your dental procedure. This can be very helpful if you have dental anxiety and are scared of the dentist, or you’re undergoing an invasive treatment like a tooth extraction and you’re not sure what to expect.
In addition, sedation dentistry can help you stay still and feel more comfortable if you’re undergoing multiple procedures and need to stay in the dentist’s chair for more than 1-2 hours. You’ll feel less restless, and will be able to relax.
Sedation dentistry can also help with things like fear of needles, which are used in the process of numbing your mouth. It can also inhibit your gag reflex, which makes your dental procedure more comfortable if you have an overly-strong gag reflex.
understanding The Risks
is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes. Oral conscious sedation is completely safe, and has minimal side effects.
However, to ensure your safety, you will need to discuss your personal health, health history, medications you’re taking, and any past history of drug use with Dr. Keleigh Lascari before you can be sedated. This ensures that you’re healthy enough to be sedated safely.
Can I drive
After Oral sedation?
No, you cannot drive after oral conscious sedation. Its effects last up to 4-6 hours or longer, and you cannot operate a car or heavy machinery after being sedated. You will need to plan accordingly, and bring a responsible adult with you to your appointment, into whose care you can be released after you have gotten your dental treatment at Cornerstone Dentistry.