Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation Dentist Grand Rapids Dentists

Relaxing during your next dentist appointment could be as easy as taking a pill. If you struggle with anxiety, it may be worth asking our dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, if you’re a candidate for oral sedation.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is not the same as sleep dentistry because you will still be awake for the procedure. While pill sedation puts you in a deeply relaxed state, you’ll still be able to cooperate with our dentist. Oral sedation can help you get the care you need to maintain a healthy smile.

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Benefits of Oral Sedation

Most patients who undergo conscious dental sedation don’t remember their procedures. This is great if your fear of the dentist has prevented you from getting treatment in the past. Even if you don’t have a fear of the dentist, conscious sedation can help patients with involuntary body movement, back or neck pain, sore jaw muscles, or even high gag reflex.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Our dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, will prescribe you medication to take before your appointment as instructed. While oral sedation won’t put you to sleep, it can make you feel drowsy. For your safety, make sure you have a trusted friend or family member drive you to and from our dental office. You’ll be in no condition to drive once you take your oral sedative.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Yun

Dr. Suk Jun Yun is an experienced dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment, please call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.