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Oral sedation in Woodland Hills, California, is a great solution for helping those who are terrified of the dental office. With the help of this oral pill, you will finally feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

To help you know a little more about oral sedation, Dr. Armen Terteryan and our Couture Smiles Dental Group team are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions:

Will I feel any pain?

No, you will not feel any pain. In fact, oral sedation helps wash away your fears, which also helps reduce pain. When you are anxious, you experience a rush of adrenaline and your muscles become tense, resulting in a state of heightened sensitivity. If you’re relaxed, you won’t feel any pain.

How are oral sedatives administered?

Oral sedatives generally come in the form of a pill. You will take this pill about an hour prior to your appointment and you will begin to feel a bit drowsy. This effect will last the length of your treatment and you will feel relaxed and comfortable during your appointment.

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will not be unconscious; however, you will be in a deeply relaxed state and you will be free of fear, anxiety, and nervousness. You will also be responsive.

What do I need to do before and after my appointment?

Follow our dental team’s instructions on what to eat and drink before and after your appointment. Also, make sure you have someone drive you to and from our office. The sedative will make your mind a bit foggy.

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Anyone who has difficulty getting numb, who feels anxious or nervous in the dental chair, or who needs several dental treatments is a great candidate for sedation dentistry.

If you would like to know more about oral sedation, or about our other forms of sedation, including nitrous oxide and IV sedation, please feel free to call our office at (818) 716.7966 and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can!