Oral sedation dentistry is a technique to help ease anxiety and fear. It helps the patient feel relaxed and comfortable while receiving their dental care. First, a small pill is given to the patient prior to their dental visit. Next, the patient takes the pill an hour before the appointment. After that, a friend or family member will drive the patient to and from the dental office. Some patients feel a high level of anxiety once they step into a dental office. Taking the pill, prior to arriving for your appointment, ensures that you feel calm and relaxed before stepping foot into our office. Patients often fall asleep and remember very little of the procedure.