Conscious Oral Sedation
Conscious sedation uses prescription strength medications to help you feel as if you’re in a dream-like state for a few hours, giving us ample time to complete your treatment. Although these sedatives tend to have an amnesic affect where you may not remember much of the appointment, you will be able to answer simple questions or instructions throughout the procedure.
Oral sedation medication is taken about an hour before the treatment is scheduled to begin. This timeframe provides ample opportunity for the sedative to take effect, at which point you may feel as if you’re taking a nap. It’s important to have someone accompany you to your appointment and drive you home afterward, as it can take some time for the sedative to fully wear off.