One of the options Dr. Brian Han and the team at Fircrest Family Dental use to help you relax before your appointment is oral conscious sedation. This form of sedation will not put you to sleep but will help you feel more at ease during your visit. You will still be awake during your treatment, and you will be able to interact with Dr. Han and respond to instructions.
With oral conscious sedation, our dentist will prescribe you a sedative in the form of a pill to take prior to your appointment. Be sure to take this pill as directed and at the time prescribed. This will ensure that it takes effect in time for your appointment and will not impair you before your visit. We ask that you find someone to drive you to and from your visit since the sedative will affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. You will be relaxed and may feel drowsy during your visit.
Oral sedation has several advantages. It is easy to use since you simply take a pill. It creates the effect needed to keep you comfortable and relaxed during treatment. No needles are involved, and it costs less than other forms of sedation. Dr. Han will want to discuss your medical history with you before prescribing your medication. If you would like to know more about oral conscious sedation in Fircrest, Washington, call 253-341-4814 to schedule your appointment.