Dr. Brandon Wilcox and Dr. John P. Poovey offer oral sedation to help alleviate anxiety and allow you to receive the treatments you need. This simple form of sedation is both effective and a good option for patients of all ages.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation involves the administration of sedative drugs orally to help you relax during dental procedures. This method is highly favored for its simplicity and effectiveness in alleviating dental anxiety and discomfort. Unlike more invasive sedation techniques, oral sedation requires no needles, making it an ideal choice for patients apprehensive about injections. The sedatives used can range from mild to moderate in strength, allowing our dentists to tailor the sedation level to your needs and the complexity of the treatment you are receiving.

Benefits of Oral Sedation

Benefits of oral sedation include:

  • Ease of Use: The process involves simply taking oral medication, such as a pill or liquid, eliminating the need for intravenous methods and making it highly accessible for patients of all ages.
  • Reduces Anxiety: Oral sedation is particularly effective at calming nervous or anxious patients, ensuring they can undergo necessary dental treatments comfortably.
  • Memory Minimization: Some oral sedatives have the added advantage of causing temporary amnesia, meaning you may not remember much of your procedure, a plus for if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear.
  • Safe and Monitored: When administered under the supervision of our experienced dentists and team, oral sedation is highly safe, with patients remaining conscious and able to communicate, ensuring any discomfort can be promptly addressed.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to other sedation methods, oral sedation often proves more economical and requires less recovery time, making it a preferred option for both patients and dental practices.

Make An Appointment

To schedule your consultation with our dentists and find out more about oral sedation in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, please call JP Dental & Implant Center and speak with a member of our team.