If you’ve ever felt nervous or anxious prior or during your dental appointment, just know that you are far from alone. In fact, some reports estimate as many as 75 percent of Americans have experienced dental fear at some point. Regardless of the cause, there is an option available to you to address your anxiety, rather than skip dental treatments you may need. The more you feel at ease during appointments, the better your overall experience will be. Contact us about sedation dentistry in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
This method of dental sedation comes in the form of a pill that is taken orally. You’ll be asked to take it the night before and then an hour or so before your dental appointment. This way, you’ll be fully relaxed and ready to receive care as soon you arrive for your visit. It is most commonly used for those who have moderate levels of anxiety to manage. While the effects will not put you to sleep entirely (meaning you’ll be able to communicate with Dr. Howard and his team during your visit), you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office until the sedative’s effects wear off.