Will I be totally relaxed?
Dr. Terry O'Neill, a St. Paul dentist, offers oral sedation as an option for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who experience a fear of the dentist. We use powerful prescription medication to help you achieve this completely relaxed state. Since each person is different, we customize the amount and type of medication for the best results and will not begin treatment until you are completely comfortable.
In order to make sure that sedation dentistry is safe for you, we will perform a full medical history and evaluate any interactions with your current medications. Each patient has varying metabolic responses to medication. We will ask questions regarding your response to medication in the past, so that we can help you achieve a deep state of relaxation that lasts for the duration of your appointment.
After your appointment, you will still be groggy. It is best to plan on relaxing for the rest of the day. Once you wake up the next morning, you can resume normal activities. You will also need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment because you will be unable to operate a car safely.
If you are looking for a dentist in St. Paul who can eliminate the stress from your dental treatment, give us a call!
This patient suffered from severe dental anxiety and avoided the dentist for about 20 years. We were able to put his fears at ease and do all the work required ... Read more
Thank you Dr. O'Neill and staff for taking such good care of me during my six hour sedation appointment! You truly help alleviate my fears with your specialized service ... Read more