Oral Sedation

Glenpool Oral Sedation Dentist – Oral Sedation Glenpool

As a Glenpool oral sedation dentist, Dr. White offers alternative sedation methods to his patients.  Oral conscious sedation (or oral sedation) is often appropriate for patients who have moderate anxiety about dental treatment. Dr. White can help you determine if oral sedation is right for you. If so, Dr. White will prescribe a pill for you to take one hour prior to your scheduled appointment in our office. Please take note that you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to the dental treatment area and seated in the dental chair where we will carefully monitor your vital signs.  We may choose to supplement the sedative with the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
If you have music you would like to listen to during your dental exam or treatment, a CD player with headphones is available for your use. Be sure to bring your favorite CD (or an iPod). If you prefer, we offer wireless, noise-reducing headphones to listen to satellite radio. Tinted glasses will be used for your comfort and eye protection. We will also provide a warm blanket and pillow at your request. It is our desire that you are fully relaxed and comfortable before, during, and after your dental appointment. We want you to feel at home!

When your dental treatment has been completed, your friend or relative will drive you home where you can climb into bed for a relaxing nap. The medication used for oral conscious sedation has both a sedative and some degree of an amnesic effect for most people. You will likely remember very little or nothing about your dental appointment. When you are fully awake, you will feel comfortable, relaxed, and stress-free after your pleasant dental experience.

Advantages of Oral Sedation Dentistry:

  • Easy to administer: Swallow a small pill
  • It is safe and easy to monitor
  • Works well for most people
  • Low Cost

Disadvantages of Oral Sedation:

  • Someone must drive you to and from your dental appointment. You should not operate a motor vehicle for 24 hours after oral sedation dental treatment.