If you are nervous about receiving dental treatment, there is no reason to be embarrassed. Many patients feel anxious about visiting the dentist. To help you completely relax for your appointment, Drs. Opack and Stanton may recommend sedation dentistry in St. Paul, Minnesota. Oral sedation involves the use of a single pill and is a more convenient alternative to nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Oral sedation leads to deeper relaxation and helps you block out sound to put you fully at ease while you receive dental treatment. During oral sedation, all cosmetic and restorative dental services can be performed in a way that will reduce stress and anxiety for you.


When receiving oral sedation, you will be prescribed a pill that will help you relax. You will be instructed to take the pill one hour before your scheduled appointment. It is extremely important that you have a family member or a friend drive you to and from your dental appointment to provide maximum safety to yourself and others. When you arrive at the dental office, you will be awake, but very drowsy and extremely relaxed. Please call St. Paul Family Dentistry to learn more about conscious oral sedation for a completely anxiety-free dental visit with our dentists.