If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety there are options to ease the anxiety. Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking an aspirin and you will feel relaxed and at ease. Oral conscious sedation does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is very possible that you will not remember all or part of your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe and easy. It is much less expensive than other forms of sedation, and you will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure. It also makes long or complex procedures seem shorter, allowing you to have all your work done in a single visit.
You will always be monitored to make sure your vitals are perfect. As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. You will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation for your safety.
Don't wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your dentist about oral conscious sedation to see if it is right for you.
NOTE: Dr. Chomiak obtained his degree in anesthesia from Case Western Reserve University in 1978 during which he served three 9-month externships at Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio respectively. Upon completion he served on staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center for 18 months before he attended Dental School at Case Western Reserve University at which time, he worked part time as an anesthetist at Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital until graduation.