Oral sedation also is referred to as "conscious sedation." It is performed by administering a mild sedative that relaxes the patient, but leaves them in a state in which they can respond to the dentist. It is commonly used during extensive dental procedures, or to enable children to be compliant while undergoing dental treatment. Children under oral sedation remain awake throughout the procedure.
Prior to administering oral sedation, we conduct a thorough examination and medical history and educate you about the process. We also provide you with preoperative and postoperative instructions.