What is Conscious Oral Sedation?
Conscious oral sedation involves taking a sedative in pill form about an hour before your dental treatment. It will relax you for the procedure, making you groggy and sleepy. Some patients will remain awake for the entire procedure, but not remember any of it. Others will fall asleep. When combined with a local anesthetic, you will not feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure.
Conscious oral sedation is a popular choice when compared with other sedation methods - and has proven to be very beneficial to those who are nervous or have anxiety about their procedure.
Benefits of Conscious Oral Sedation
There are a few major benefits of conscious oral sedation, including:
- Ease the gag reflex
- Reduction in anxiety and worry
- Allows the dentist to work faster without disruption
Are You a Good Candidate for Conscious Oral Sedation?
Anyone with a good level of overall health is often a great candidate for conscious oral sedation. However, this is a particularly great option for those who:
- Have a high level of anxiety about going to the dentist
- Have had a traumatic dental experience
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Want the benefits of sedation while remaining conscious
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums
Why Choose The Ricco Dental Group?
At The Ricco Dental Group, we want you to want to visit our dental practice. Unfortunately, we know that no matter how welcoming, friendly, and compassionate our team is, you may still have anxiety and reservations about dental procedures. And, that’s ok.
To make your experience a little easier, we offer different types of sedation dentistry so that you remain comfortable. We work diligently to ensure that you are always in good hands with the proper dosage each time.
Next time you are worried about your dental procedure, know that we are waiting to greet you!