Oral Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation is defined as a minimally reduced level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to breath independently and respond to questions or follow instructions. Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, is one way that a dentist can  manage pain and anxiety during dental appointments. Unlike general anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, the patient can interact with the dentist, but typically has no memory of the procedure.

Are you a candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?  Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Do you experience extreme anxiety or fear when you’re facing a dental appointment?
  • Do you gag easily?
  • Have you put off or canceled a dental appointment due to anxiety?
  • Have you had trouble in the past getting numb prior to receiving dental care?
  • Are you facing multiple dental procedures and worry that you won’t be able to tolerate them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Oral Conscious Sedation might be right for you.  

Oral sedation can be used for anything  including filling a cavity, performing root canals or surgery to cosmetic dental services.  You can regain your oral health or address painful conditions with greater ease.  


Dentistry has advanced to the point in which pain is almost a thing of the past. Powerful pain-killing medications known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. Some patients, especially children, may require higher doses of anesthetic than others.

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