For some people, visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience. Our Lebanon office is designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. If you experience an extreme level of anxiety when visiting the dentist, then oral sedation may be for you. The doctor prescribes a pill that you are to take one hour prior to your dental appointment. The medication alleviates tension and encourages a positive experience.
After taking the oral sedative, you will feel very drowsy and should not drive. You should make arrangements for someone to drive you to the appointment and back home after treatment is completed. During your visit, you will not be fully asleep, but you will be very comfortable and have little or no recollection of the procedure. As a result, any post-operatory discomfort you may have is typically minimized.
Approved by the FDA and backed by decades of research, oral sedation has helped millions of people get the care they need. If you have fear of the dentist, trouble relaxing, a sensitive gag reflex, or need several treatments completed in just one or two visits, then oral sedation may be right for you. Dr. Bradd Testerman is also certified in IV sedation for patients who prefer this method.
Call our Lebanon, OH dental office to schedule your checkup or consultation, and watch your smile’s story unfold! Dr. Gregg and Dr. Bradd Testerman serve patients from Lebanon, Mason, Middletown, and the surrounding areas.