Oral Conscious Sedation or Anxiolysis

Anxiety about visiting the dentist is a common feeling that a lot of people have to deal with. This only really becomes a problem when it starts to interfere with your overall dental health. If you find yourself making excuses to avoid your regular checkups or important treatments, sedation dentistry may be the solution you need.

At Grove City Dental, we offer oral conscious sedation for our patients who have dental anxiety or are anxious to visit the dentist. This is a medication used to help our patients feel relaxed during dental procedures.

Why Conscious Sedation?

Contrary to popular belief, dental sedation is not meant to put you to sleep. Anxiolysis, in fact, is simply meant to help you relax. When we’re performing important dental treatments, we often need to interact directly with our patients and ask important questions. We need you to be awake so we can make sure you get the best care.

However, the final effect is the same as if you had slept through the entire procedure.

The medication we use to help you relax produces an amnesia effect, so you won’t remember much of the appointment.

Who Is Dental Sedation For?

You may be a candidate for dental sedation if you feel some anxiety every time you make a dental appointment. This may be anxiety over the dental tools, a low pain tolerance, or just having someone hovering so close to your face.

Whatever the source of your concerns, we’ll work with you to determine the type of sedation that will produce the best and safest results.

Contact us today to learn more about your options or to set up your next relaxing appointment.