Oral Conscious Sedation
Reduce stress and anxiety
light and effective sedation
Oral conscious sedation refers to a light sedation method that is achieved by taking oral medications. This is an excellent option for those who suffer from dental anxiety or stress and do not wish to achieve deeper sedation through more invasive methods.
Generally, the level of sedation achieved is enough to significantly reduce anxiety so that even the most fearful patients are able to undergo extensive dental procedures without feeling deep worry or concern. With oral conscious sedation, patients are conscious and can answer questions or respond to directions. A benefit of these medications is that they create an amnesic effect, so patients are unlikely to remember much about the time period in which they were sedated. As they gradually regain full consciousness, it may seem like very little time has passed.
Ask about oral conscious sedation For your next visit
If significant dental anxiety has caused you to delay needed dental procedures, please contact our office and schedule an appointment to discuss whether or not oral conscious sedation may be right for you.
*When patients undergo dental treatment with oral conscious sedation, they cannot drive and need someone else to take them to and from the dental office.