For dentistry performed under oral conscious sedation, Doral Sedation Dentistry will prescribe an oral sedative for you to take prior to your appointment, so you’ll be feeling relaxed by the time you sit down in the exam room. There are several commonly prescribed medications. Each medication lasts for a different period of time and it has a different half-life – meaning how long it stays in your body. The drugs we administer take somewhere from 20 minutes to one hour. Of course, our Doral dental clinic first determines what type of oral conscious sedation is right for you.
We may also provide you with laughing gas (nitrous oxide) during your appointment as a way to enhance the calming effects of the oral sedative. As with any time you are in our office, we’ll ensure that you’re feeling comfortable the entire time, and will monitor your vital signs so we can make adjustments as necessary.
Like any consumer, you will want to make sure that your dentist you choose is qualified to provide sedation dentistry. You can learn more about our Doral dentists on our website.