Oral Conscious Sedation Specialist

Daryl Cranon, DDS -  - General Dentist

Daryl Cranon, DDS

General Dentist located in Mid-City, Los Angeles, CA

For many patients, a trip to the dentist can be a journey full of anxiety and fear. But it doesn’t have to be. Daryl Cranon, DDS, is certified in providing oral conscious sedation for his patients at Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry in Mid City, Los Angeles, enabling him to make your dental experience more comfortable and relaxing. To learn more about how Dr. Cranon can improve your dental care with oral conscious sedation, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Oral Conscious Sedation

What is oral conscious sedation?

Oral conscious sedation is a technique for keeping you calm and relaxed during your dental procedures. For many patients, undergoing dental work is an incredibly stressful experience that generates a lot of fear and anxiety. Those feelings of discomfort can interfere with you getting the dental treatment that your smile needs. 

By administering an oral sedative for your time in the dental chair, Dr. Cranon helps put you at ease during your procedure. This makes it possible for him to give you the type of deep and thorough care that your smile needs to stay healthy. Dr. Cranon is certified in providing oral conscious sedation, so you can rest assured that your sedation dentistry will be done safely and effectively. 

Is oral conscious sedation right for me?

Oral conscious sedation can be used in a wide range of procedures, from simple routine cleanings to more involved oral surgeries. And they’re not just restricted to patients with severe phobias. Oral conscious sedation can transform your dental experience even if you just have mild discomfort during dental procedures.

Dr. Cranon also recommends oral conscious sedation for patients who have:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • A low tolerance for pain
  • A sensitive gag reflex

Oral conscious sedation can also be useful in patients who are coming in for lengthy and complex procedures, or who have trouble sitting still.

What’s the process for undergoing oral conscious sedation?

First, you and Dr. Cranon discuss your sedation needs. He takes into account the following conditions when assessing whether or not oral conscious sedation is appropriate for you, including your:

  • Mental and physical health
  • Emotional state in the office
  • Level of comfort in the dental chair
  • Amount of dental work you need

If Dr. Cranon determines that oral conscious sedation would benefit your dental experience, he prescribes a pill for you take before your appointment. The sedative typically takes a little while to start working, so he recommends that you take it approximately an hour before you arrive. Once it gets into your system, you’ll notice increased feelings of calm. The pill isn’t intended to put you to sleep, but some patients drift off occasionally because they’re in such a relaxed state. If this happens, Dr. Cranon can easily wake you back up.

The pill also takes a little time to wear off and will probably not be completely out of your system by the time you’re done with your appointment, so you’ll need to arrange for somebody to drive you home. There are no lingering effects, and once it wears off, you’ll feel perfectly normal again.

To learn more about how oral conscious sedation can benefit your dental experience, call Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry today or schedule a visit online.