Oral Sedation

One of the sedation options Dr. Craig Snyder may recommend is oral sedation. This type of sedation is simple and easy to use, allowing you to feel at ease while receiving your care. Contact Towson Dental Care at 410-296-3993 to schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about oral conscious sedation in Towson, Maryland.

Oral sedation is a type of sedation that relies on oral medication to help you feel more at ease while receiving treatment. It is typically administered in pill form and is a type of conscious sedation, meaning that you will remain awake, though completely relaxed, during your treatment. There are several benefits to oral sedation, including:

  • This form of sedation is quick and easy to use, as you simply need to take a pill.
  • It produces the necessary amnesiac effect for you to enjoy a comfortable experience.
  • The cost of oral sedation is typically less than that of other types of sedation.
  • No needles are needed in the oral sedation process, though a local anesthetic may be administered for your comfort.

When you receive oral sedation, our dentist will prescribe the medication needed. We will provide you with instructions on when and how to take your pill prior to your appointment. Please follow these instructions exactly. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment for your safety. By the time you begin your treatment, you should feel extremely relaxed. You may feel drowsy as well, and it is not unusual for patients who receive oral sedation to not remember the details of their appointment.

If you have any questions about oral sedation or if you want to make an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.