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Oral Sedation

Syringa Dental and Implants

Oral Sedation Dentistry
In Post Falls

Patient comfort is our top priority at Syringa Dental and Oral Sedation can be a great option if you're experiencing any fears prior to your treatment.

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Oral Sedation is another great tool for our dental team because it provides our patients with peace-of-mind even prior to coming to our office.

The American Dental Association (ADA) states that 22% of people experience anxiety or fears of visiting the dentist. Despite being Top Dentists in Post Falls, we understand that these fears are very real and we are prepared to offer multiple options to ensure you get the dental care you need and deserve. Oral Sedation Dentistry can start to provide comfort even before you step foot into our Post Falls Dental Office.

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What is Oral Sedation?

Oral Sedation or pill sedation, differs from it's in-office counterparts (IV and Nitrous) as it's typically provided to the patient in advance of their treatment. Benzodiazepine, the active ingredient in Oral Sedation, helps to inhibit the part of the brain that causes anxiety or fear providing patients a sense of calm throughout treatment.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Oral Sedation

Some advantages that Oral Sedation has over other forms of sedation dentistry is:

  • No needles: This is the biggest upside for many patients who also share a fear of needles.
  • Easy to administer: Take a small pill and be ready for treatment by your appointment time.
  • FDA Regulated: All Oral Sedation drugs are federally regulated.

Below are some disadvantages of Oral Sedation:

  • Predictability: Oral Sedation takes time to go through your system so the effects aren't as instant as IV or Nitrous. Also, everyone's bodies process sedation differently and it can be challenging to adjust once you're in the chair.
  • Driving: Because you'll be sedated before and after, patients can't drive.
  • FDA Regulated: All Oral Sedation drugs are federally regulated.

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