This method creates a deeper level of sedation than with nitrous oxide. Dr. Cheung will prescribe a medication for you to take before your appointment to reduce anxiety. A wide variety of medications are available for this type of sedation, and Dr. Cheung will carefully discuss your individual needs to determine which choice works best for you. All these medications are classified as anti-anxiety medications and achieve the same result: reducing and even eliminating the anxiety of dental treatment.
In addition to making your experience more comfortable, oral sedative medications help reduce your memory of the experience. It allows us to complete your treatment in less time and with fewer appointments. While your treatment is performed, Dr. Cheung carefully monitors your vital signs to ensure that your experience is as safe as possible. You will need someone to bring you to your appointment and drive you home after. It would be preferable to have someone to help take care of you the rest of the day.