Dr. Rodriguez will need to write you a prescription for oral (pill) sedation. Since oral sedation makes you feel drowsy, you’ll also need someone to drive you to and from our office.

Your comfort and safety is always our first priority. This is why we give you thorough directions so you know what to expect. For example, you may need to fast several hours before your appointment. For this reason, many patients schedule their appointments in the morning.

Oral sedation may be used along with Nitrous Oxide to get you to a comfortable level of relaxation. It could also make you drowsy enough to fall asleep. But we’ll be able nudge you awake if needed.