Oral Sedation

If you have dental anxiety or a fear of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry is an effective option to help calm your nerves. At Citrus Smiles, we offer oral sedation in Wylie and Murphy, TX, for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. Dr. Aurora will assess your medical history and adjust the dose of the sedative according to your needs.

Oral Sedation

Benefits of Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is an effective method for relaxing your mind and body before undergoing a dental procedure. With a mild oral sedative, you will remain conscious during treatment but will not feel stress or anxiety. The benefits of this technique include:

  • It is completely non-invasive and easy to administer. You only have to take a pill orally.
  • This type of sedation eliminates the need for needles. 
  • It induces a state of sleep and relaxation, lowering your anxiety level. 
  • Using an oral sedative also minimizes pain and discomfort during the procedure. 
  • It is safe to administer and has little to no side effects. 
  • You will remain conscious during treatment and will be able to respond to our dentist. 
Questions About Oral Sedation?

Oral Sedation Procedure

Prior to any dental treatment, we will take your dental and medical history. If you struggle with mild to moderate dental phobia, we will discuss using oral sedation to help you relax during treatment. Although it is safe, we will still ensure that it does not pose any health risk. 

For oral sedation, you will need to arrive an hour before your scheduled appointment. Once you take the sedative pill, it may take some time to take effect. It will induce drowsiness or a sleep-like state. You will remain responsive during treatment but won’t feel any pain or discomfort. 

We will monitor your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation) at regular intervals. After completion of the dental procedure, we will assess your consciousness level before discharge. 

Our Testimonials

We Love Our Patients, and They Love Us!

I had my first visit here recently and I highly recommend it! Everyone is so friendly and they explain everything from start to finish. Eman really helped me understand payment and treatment plan. So glad to have finally found a place after looking for someone new for YEARS!!!
~ Larissa Faulkner

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I had my first visit 10/27 Friday. I would first like to say that I was throughly impressed with the knowledgeable of the Dr and all his staff. They were so friendly & made me comfortable during my exam. Thank you all for being such great help. Sincerely Charlotte Johnson.
~ Charlotte

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I came in last week to have multiple tooth extractions. Dr.Kylie was amazing as well as the dental assistant. They were so patient and kind. They try their absolute best to make you comfortable and answer any questions you have. 10/10 recommend
~ Sydney Bong

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

The Doctor and Staff who helped my son were exceptional. We had a dental emergency and they worked him in and were truly wonderful. At a time in need they really came through and were gentle and comforting. We couldn't of had a better experience!!.
~ Samwise

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

I am very pleased with the overall care from Dr. and her staff. They are professional and educated me on what my procedure was going to be for the day and did an excellent job throughout the process. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~ Gale Wilson

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Happy I found this provider! Beginning with the receptionist, the office is warm and inviting! My hygienist was personable, and I received such a great cleaning. The dentist was friendly and knowledgeable. Found the best place for my family’s dental care!
~ J E

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

How Long Does It Take To Recover After Oral Sedation

The effect of an oral sedative medication lasts longer than nitrous oxide sedation. After the procedure, there is a recovery of about 20 to 30 minutes. We will monitor your vitals and check your alertness status before you can be driven back home. 

It is important to note that it is not safe to drive alone after oral sedation. This is because the complete effects of the sedative wear off within 24 hours. We recommend bringing a friend or family member along to help drive you back safely. Once the sedative effect wears off completely, you can return to your routine tasks. 

Schedule An Appointment

Our dental practice provides oral sedation as a safe and effective measure to manage dental anxiety. You can contact our team to learn more about the benefits of this procedure. Call us today to book an appointment.

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