Oral Sedation


Say Goodbye to Dental Fears with Oral Sedation!

Am I a good candidate for oral sedation?

Many people have dental fears to the extent that they do not even make that much needed appointment with the dentist! If this sounds like you, talk to Dr. Joe Wilbanks about oral sedation dentistry that can alleviate your dental fears and help you stick with your treatment plan. Some of the best candidates for oral sedation include patients who have:

  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Aversion to the noises and smells in the dental office setting
  • Embarrassment or fear about their teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Fear of needles and shots

What are the benefits of oral sedation?

We offer several types of sedation dentistry services at our office. Oral sedation may be the best option for patients who have some dental fears or anxiety about coming in to the office. Oral sedation allows us to reduce your level of anxiety without needles and intravenous injections. Most patients feel very calm and relaxed throughout treatment.

We may recommend oral sedation for patients with dental fears and for those who are hesitating to book their next appointment! Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed pill one hour prior to your visit, which will help you feel relaxed and calm before and during your procedure. We do monitor your vital signs to ensure your health and safety are not compromised during treatment. You will need someone to drive you home after your appointment because you will still feel drowsy. You will most likely sleep for a few hours as the medication wears off.

If you have dental fears and are delaying treatment because of anxiety, talk to us about oral sedation. Dr. Wilbanks may recommend sedation dentistry as part of your treatment plan. Schedule your appointment in Toccoa, GA today!

Contact us to learn more about oral sedation or to schedule an appointment.

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