Oral Sedation at Tsawwassen Dentist: What to Expect

Cynthia Hoy

Oral sedation is a dental service, offered by this Tsawwassen dentist, for those that have fears or anxiety about their dental appointment(s). If you have anxiety or fear of going to the dentist, our Tsawwassen dentist goes through what to expect and how safe oral sedation is. 

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral Conscious sedation treatment is a pill taken orally to help patients relax during their dental procedure. It can provide mild to moderate sedation depending on the dosage. You remain conscious but may not remember much of your dental appointment.  

Oral sedation is not an option for every patient. The treatment and dosage will depend on the patient’s anxiety levels, medical history, and overall health.

Patients with pre-existing medical conditions, obese patients, those with sleep apnea, or pregnant patients may not be good candidates for oral sedation. Elderly patients can be at higher risk for complications with sedation dentistry so consider any issues with your dental care team. Some medications you are currently taking may not allow for sedation dentistry so talk to the dentist about your current medications. 

Tsawwassen dentist, Dr. Beeram will be able to discuss the procedure with you and make a recommendation. 

Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation

The main benefit of oral sedation is that it helps to calm patients for their dental appointment. This allows for a more comfortable dental visit for patients and an easier appointment experience. Another main benefit is that multiple dental treatments can be performed at one appointment. 

What to Expect at Your Tsawwassen Dentist Appointment with Oral Sedation

Generally, you will take a pill to take about an hour before your dental appointment. Once you arrive at the dental clinic, you’ll move into your appointment until the sedation has taken effect. Once that is evident, you will undergo your dental procedure. 

Plan on someone giving you a ride home from your dental appointment if you get this type of sedation. Patients can expect to feel groggy for the next 24 hours. You will likely not return to work, school, or other activities for this time period as well. 

How Safe is Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is completely safe when administered and monitored by a licensed dentist in BC. Before administering sedation therapy, Dr. Beeram will consider your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Older children and young adults may also benefit from oral sedation. 

Most patients will experience no or minimal side effects from this treatment. Side effects that some patients could experience might be temporary dizziness, dry mouth, headache, or nausea. This can vary depending on the dosage. Discuss possible side effects and any concerns you have with Dr. Beeram before your treatment.   

Tsawwassen Dentist Providing Oral Sedation

Be open and talk to Tsawwassen dentist, Dr. Beeram about your fears or reasons for wanting sedation dentistry. He will recommend the best treatment plan for your dental health. Book an appointment with Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen by calling 604-943-6768 or book online. Mention to the staff that you’re interested in oral sedation to discuss at your appointment.