Get the Treatment You Need Worry-Free

If you’re like most people, “visiting a dentist in Hurst” is probably nowhere near the top of your list of favorite things to do. In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 1 in 5 Americans experience such a paralyzing fear of the dentist that they avoid going altogether, even if they’re in serious pain. At Cimarron Family Dentistry, we strive to make receiving dental care as comfortable as possible. That’s why both of our dentists, Dr. Sara Saremi and Dr. Adrian De Vincenzo, are certified to provide oral conscious sedation to our more nervous patients. This form of sedation dentistry allows you to get the treatment you need worry-free. Keep reading below to learn more about oral conscious sedation and whether it’s right for you.


What Is Oral Conscious Sedation and How Does It Work?

Oral conscious sedation is a fairly simple affair. Your sedation dentist in Hurst will prescribe a potent anti-anxiety pill for you to take about an hour before your appointment is set to begin. By the time you’ve settled into the dental chair, powerful waves of euphoric relaxation will wash over you. You’ll be able to just sit back, open wide, and let our dentists work their magic. You’ll be awake enough to respond to our requests, but so relaxed that you may even briefly fall asleep! Don’t worry, our team will keep a close eye on your vitals throughout your procedure to ensure your safety.

Because the pill takes effect quickly and can last for several hours, you’ll need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from our office. You should also plan to take the rest of the day off of work to rest.

Am I a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?

For patients with moderate to severe anxiety around the idea of getting dental work done, oral conscious sedation is a godsend. It allows you to receive as much treatment as you need without becoming panicked in the process. However, you might also benefit from oral conscious sedation if you:

What Can I Expect After My Procedure?

One aspect of oral conscious sedation that patients love is its potential for amnesia; chances are you won’t remember much of your procedure at all! After we’re finished treating you, we’ll provide some aftercare instructions to the person who’s taking care of you. We’ll typically tell them to bring you home and make sure you spend the remainder of the day resting.

Avoid driving, drinking alcohol, or smoking for the next 24 hours. Since you may have been asked to fast before your procedure, you can begin drinking fluids as soon as you get home. Depending on how sore your mouth is, you can begin eating when you get hungry, but we might recommend adhering to a soft food diet for a few days to allow your mouth to heal. Take any prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications as instructed on the label. Be careful when moving around; don’t get up too quickly, or you could experience dizziness. Overall, it’s a good idea to take it easy for the rest of the day.

Contact Us Today!

Do you have a fear of the dentist that has kept you from getting the treatment you need? Give us a call to schedule a consultation for oral conscious sedation. It could be just the thing you need to help you achieve your dream smile!
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