Oral Conscious Sedation
If the idea of getting a dental procedure done brings on feelings of fear or anxiety, there are many options available to ease that anxiety. Oral conscious sedation is a simple way to feel relaxed and at ease with the procedure. This form of sedation does not “knock you out” like some other types of anesthesia. With oral conscious sedation, you will be in a heightened state of relaxation even while you remain awake during the procedure. You may not remember part, or even all, of your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is very safe and efficient for anxious dental patients. As an added bonus, it is less expensive than other forms of sedation. You will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure, which is comforting for patients. It also makes long or complex procedures seem shorter because oral conscious sedation allows you to have all of your dental work done in a single visit. To ensure that there is no pain for the patient, a local anesthetic will also be given to the area that is being worked on. For your safety, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation.
Don’t let fear or anxiety stop you from getting necessary dental work performed. Ask your dentist about oral conscious sedation to see if it is the right fit for you.