At Hastings Family Dental, we are dedicated to ensuring that every visit to our office is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Recognizing that some patients may feel anxious about dental procedures, we offer minimal oral conscious sedation. This gentle sedation technique is designed to ease your nerves, allowing you to relax through your appointment while remaining awake and able to communicate with our dental team.

Minimal oral conscious sedation is achieved through the use of a mild sedative, taken orally, prior to your appointment. Here is a closer look at the process:

  1. Consultation: Before your treatment, our dentists will have a detailed discussion about your dental anxieties, overall health and what you can expect from sedation. This ensures that minimal oral conscious sedation is the right choice for you.
  2. Administration: You will be given a prescription for a mild sedative to take about an hour before your scheduled appointment. This allows you to arrive feeling calm and relaxed.
  3. During Your Visit: While sedated, you will be able to respond to our team’s instructions and questions, but you will feel significantly more at ease and comfortable throughout the procedure.
  4. Recovery: The effects of the sedation are mild, allowing for a quicker recovery time compared to deeper sedation options. You will still need someone to drive you home after the appointment as a precaution.

Benefits of minimal oral conscious sedation include:

  • Reduced dental anxiety and fear
  • A comfortable dental experience with minimal side effects
  • The ability to undergo dental treatments without stress
  • Quick recovery time, allowing you to resume your daily activities promptly

If dental visits make you nervous, minimal oral conscious sedation in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska, could provide the solution you need to receive dental care in a relaxed and comfortable state. Reach out to us to discuss this option further and how it can be integrated into your next dental visit with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein. Our goal is to make your dental health journey a positive and fear-free experience.