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Published: November 1, 2016

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation

“I hate the dentist!”

“I just can’t stand the sounds!”

“I need to be knocked out if anything needs to be done!”

These are some of the comments we hear every day. We understand that patients are nervous about having dental work completed. We do our best to get patients numb and be as gentle as possible, but what about those patients who had a previous bad dental experience and are so anxious they would neglect their teeth to a point of needing more extensive treatment instead of getting them fixed? This is where oral conscious sedation comes into play.

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral conscious sedation provides relaxation during appointments. Patients take a sedative drug that works rapidly to create a relaxed state during the appointment. The sedation is maintained and monitored throughout the duration of the appointment. Breathing is maintained throughout the appointment so there is no need for assisted breathing which may be seen in hospital anesthesia. Patients sleep through their appointments and it makes it easy for us to accomplish what needs to get done.

Benefits Oral Conscious Sedation:

  • Most patients do not remember the appointment or sounds and smells
  • Allows us to complete complex dental procedures in one or two visits instead of multiple visits
  • Effective fatigue reduction during long dental appointments
  • Creates relaxing environment for the completion of dental care

Should I Consider Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral sedation may be a great option for you for any of the following reasons:

  • Fear of dental treatment
  • History of traumatic dental treatment
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Limited time to get dental care completed
  • Complex dental problems or oral surgery
  • Hate the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
  • Above average disdain for “getting numb”

These are just a few of the reasons our patients choose to receive oral conscious sedation. It is important that you voice your concern about dental fear and anxiety so we can help you make the best decision for your dental care.

Thank You for Reading Our Blog!

If you have any questions about oral conscious sedation or need more information please call the office and schedule a consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your treatment needs and help you decide if oral conscious sedation is right for you. Thanks again for reading our blog, have a great week!

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