Another option for patients and a very inexpensive one, involves oral sedation. We can prescribe pills that you would pick up at the pharmacy before your treatment at our office and take them several hours before your visit at our office.
The drawback to oral sedation and IV sedation is that you cant drive yourself from the office and you must make arrangements for someone to get you home. Many patients drive themselves to the office in the case of IV sedation and then leave their car at the office and return the next day to pick it up. With oral sedation, that is usually not done because you begin taking the pills two hours before your appointment at our office. That means someone has to drive you both ways in the case of oral sedation.
In the case of oral sedation and IV sedation, there can be no driving until the following morning.