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Oral Sedation Specialist

Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Do you dread going to the dentist? If so, Joseph Kabaklian, DMD, and his dedicated team at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry want to change that. They offer oral sedation at their welcoming offices in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach, California. They have the means to help you both physically and mentally relax so going to the dentist is a calm and easy process. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Oral Sedation Q & A

What is oral sedation?

Oral sedation is a tool for the team at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry uses to help patients feel relaxed during their visits. The sedative is given to you in the form of a pill you swallow. You take a dose of the sedative that’s tailored to you. 

For example, if you just feel a little on edge during dental visits, the team can give you a low dose to help you feel a little calmer. Or, if you have a high level of anxiety or are feeling nervous about a specific dental procedure, they can increase the dose to give you more thorough sedation.

On top of this, Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry knows that some patients dread their dental visit so much that they lose sleep the night before. That’s why they prescribe the medication you can take the night prior to your appointment. With this sleep support, you get the rest you need to come to your appointment feeling your best. 

What does oral sedation feel like?

Oral sedation makes you feel drowsy. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to drift off to sleep after taking oral sedation, although they’re generally easy to awaken with a light shake. And if you do stay awake during your appointment, you’ll feel calm and relaxed. 

Some patients report that oral sedation makes their visit to Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry feel like a warm, fuzzy dream.  

Is oral sedation safe? 

Absolutely. In fact, dentists across the country use it for both adults and children who need help feeling relaxed during their appointments. 

How do I prepare for the oral sedative?

The oral sedative is designed to help you relax during your appointment, but if you can do anything beforehand to help yourself feel calm — like wearing comfortable clothes — Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry encourages you to do so. 

Other than that, the only thing you need to do is arrange a ride home for yourself and plan to spend the rest of the day relaxing. Your oral sedative will wear off slowly throughout the day, so plan to head home and continue your usual routine. 

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing. To learn more about how oral sedative can help you, call Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.