Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is the use of oral sedative medication combined with nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. The patient is conscious and responsive throughout the procedure.
With safe and proven techniques, dental patients receive sedative drugs which work rapidly to create a relaxed state that is maintained and monitored throughout treatment. Beyond creating an optimal environment for you, sedation dentistry also allows the doctor to complete multiple procedures in one appointment.

With sedation you simply won’t remember or be aware of any of the dental procedures that are performed. You breathe on your own, unlike hospital anesthesia where a machine breathes for you.
Here are some sedation facts:
  • It really works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience.
  • You won’t remember any sounds or smells.
  • Complex dental treatments that often require multiple appointments can often be done in as little as one or two appointments, all while you relax!
  • People who have difficulty getting numb will have no problem when relaxed.
  • Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
It is important to voice your concerns and dental fears. We are happy to provide conscious sedation to help make your experience the best it can be with little to no post-operative discomfort. Feel completely relaxed, safe and happy yet retain a sense of awareness and responsiveness.
The patient requirements for oral conscious sedation include not eating for at least 6 hours before the patient’s appointment. We also require that the patient have a responsible adult to drive them home and stay with them the rest of the day or until they are fully awake. Please ask for a full copy of patient requirements if you think this may be an option for you.