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At Willett Dental Associates, we are committed to your comfort. We understand that many people feel anxious or stressed when visiting the dentist, and we make every effort to provide you with a comfortable experience during your appointment. Our caring dentists provide sedation dentistry to help you manage anxiety and fear and relax while receiving treatment. We invite you to contact us at 573-445-5300 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kent Willett or Dr. Jenna Miller and find out if sedation dentistry in Columbia, Missouri, is right for you.

While there are many forms of dental sedation available, our office provides oral conscious sedation to help you feel at ease. Oral sedation is typically administered in the form of a pill that you take shortly before your appointment. By the time you receive your treatment, you should feel completely relaxed. Because oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation, you will remain awake during your treatment and will be able to respond to any instructions your dentist provides. You may feel drowsy, and following your treatment, you may find that you do not remember all the details of your visit. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.

Benefits of oral sedation include:

  • No needles or masks necessary — you simply need to take a prescribed pill
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Less expensive than other forms of sedation

Please make sure to follow any specific instructions our dentists and team provide you with when receiving oral sedation. You will also need to have someone available to drive you to and from Willett Dental Associates. You will not be able to safely drive yourself.

If you have any questions about oral conscious sedation or if you want to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact our office today.