Sedative Dental Services
Spring Complete Care Dentistry understands that some of our patients may experience higher-than-normal levels of anxiety when undergoing their dental treatments. We encourage our patients to share their concerns with us and consider oral sedation as an alternative to reduce anxiety before and during their treatment.
At Spring Complete Care Dentistry, we offer patients conscious (or minimal) sedation, provided there are no medical contraindications. Patients would take 1 - 2 tablets of a prescribed benzodiazepine sedative. Over a period of several hours, the patient would experience considerably less anxiety and be much more relaxed for their scheduled dental treatment. The effect wears off after 4 - 5 hours, after which the patient begins to function normally again. During this entire time we carefully monitor the patient’s vitals to ensure proper safety and well-being while under our care. We do require that the patient be driven to and from the office by a family member, friend or car service, so that the patient does not operative a vehicle under the influence. Please feel free to consult with our dentist, Dr. Tan, about our sedation service, if you are interested.