Comfortable Dental Procedures with Oral Sedation at Scott A. Young DDS

At Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, we understand that dental visits can be stressful for some patients. That's why we offer oral sedation options to make your dental experience as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. Oral sedation is a safe and effective way to reduce dental anxiety, making it easier for you to receive the care you need.

Why Choose Oral Sedation?

  • Ease Anxiety: Perfect for patients who feel anxious about dental procedures, helping you feel relaxed and at ease.
  • Increased Comfort: Reduces discomfort for patients undergoing longer or more complex dental treatments.
  • Improved Efficiency: Allows your dentist to work more efficiently, potentially reducing the number of visits required.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Sedation

Q: What is oral sedation?
A: Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative pill before your dental appointment. This medication helps you feel relaxed and calm during your procedure, although you will remain awake and able to communicate.
Q: Is oral sedation safe?
A: Yes, when administered by experienced professionals like the team at Scott A. Young DDS, oral sedation is very safe. We carefully assess your medical history and monitor you closely during the procedure to ensure your safety.
Q: Will I feel any pain with oral sedation?
A: Oral sedation significantly reduces anxiety and discomfort. Most patients report feeling very little to no pain during their procedures. Local anesthesia is also used as needed to numb the treatment area.
Q: How long does the effect of oral sedation last?
A: The effects of oral sedation can vary depending on the dosage and the individual. Typically, patients feel drowsy for a few hours after their procedure. It is required that you have someone drive you home after your appointment.
Q: Can anyone receive oral sedation?
A: Most patients are good candidates for oral sedation. However, we will review your medical history and current medications to ensure that oral sedation is safe for you.
Q: How do I prepare for a procedure with oral sedation?
A: We will provide you with detailed instructions before your appointment. Generally, you may be asked to fast for a few hours before taking the sedative and to arrange for transportation home after your procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation

If dental anxiety has kept you from receiving the care you need, oral sedation may be the solution. Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, to learn more about how oral sedation can make your dental visits more comfortable. Call us at (209) 606-8855 or visit our website to schedule your consultation today.
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