Sometimes people have a phobia of the dentist, or experience anxiety during dental procedures. If you have a hard time getting through a dental procedure because of fear of anxiety, you can relax — Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka offers oral sedation in Hamilton, and it could help put you at ease.
Oral sedation is when we give you medication to relieve your anxiety and minimize any discomfort during a dental visit. We administer sedative medication orally, and you enter a state of dreamy sleepiness. Sedation dentistry has always been used during oral surgeries, but is now becoming a popular option to relieve anxiety during dental procedures.
If you remain awake, you do not care what is happening around you – and you do not remember anything after the procedure is over. Or you may sleep peacefully through the entire procedure, and wake up when it’s over. Choosing oral sedation in Hamilton allows us you to get a lot of dental work done in just one visit.
Almost any adult, teenager or child is a candidate for sedation dentistry. It’s particularly useful for people with a fear of dental visits, people with a history of anxiety/panicking, or mentally-handicapped patients. But it's also preferred by people who would simply rather not be "aware" during a procedure.
You are allowed to go home following your sedation dentistry procedure, but cannot drive for the rest of the day — and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The medication wears off very quickly, but could leave you feeling unsteady for the first few hours.
For more information about oral sedation in Hamilton, contact Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka today.