We understand that some of our patients may dread their visit with us, which is why we offer sedation dental services like pill sedation.
Depending on your unique circumstances, your Grand Rapids dentist at GR Family Dental will prescribe you a dose of oral sedation that is right for you. An hour before your dental procedure, you will need to take the pill prescribed by your dentist.
Our dentists determine the right dose for your needs!
Since the pill will make you feel drowsy, you’ll need to have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment. Once you arrive at our office, we’ll get you checked in and lead you back to the dentist’s chair.
How Pill Sedation Works
Depending on the dose given, you may experience mild to moderate sedation. Mild pill sedation will make you feel drowsy. However, you will still be awake for the procedure. Moderate pill sedation may make you fall asleep, but not deeply enough that a gentle shake wouldn’t wake you. Our sedation dentists will be able to determine the right dose for your needs.
Benefits of Pill Sedation
It is important to see your Grand Rapids dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. If you neglect scheduling visits for preventative care, you are at higher risk for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. If you have a dental phobia that prevents you from going to the dentist, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss pill sedation.
The Grand Rapids sedation dentists at GR Family Dental always strive to help patients feel comfortable and secure in the dentist’s chair. If you are interested in learning more about pill sedation to manage dental fear, give us a call at (616) 455-3020.
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