Conscious Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a form of sedation dentistry that involves the use of oral medications to help patients feel relaxed during dental procedures. Unlike general anesthesia, which renders a patient completely unconscious, oral conscious sedation allows patients to remain awake and able to communicate with their dentist, but in a deeply relaxed state.

Oral conscious sedation is often used for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear and for those who require extensive or complex dental procedures. It can also be helpful for patients who have a sensitive gag reflex or difficulty sitting still for extended periods.

One of the benefits of oral conscious sedation is that it has a quicker recovery time compared to other forms of sedation. Patients may experience some drowsiness or grogginess for a few hours after the procedure, but they can usually resume their normal activities the next day.