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Sedation Dentistry
How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?


You will be prescribed a pill to take one hour prior to your scheduled dental visit.  It is imperative that you have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment.  When you arrive at the dental office, you will be awake and feeling very drowsy and relaxed. 

Upon your arrival for your dental appointment, you will be immediately escorted to the dental treatment area and seated in the dental chair. You will be placed on a monitor  for us to carefully watch your vital signs during the entire appointment. 

Relaxing music will be played  for the lenght of your appointment. Tinted glasses will be used for your protection. Fleece blankets as well as a Tempur-Pedic® pad are available for you during treatment.  It is our desire that you are fully relaxed and completely comfortable before, during and after your dental appointment.

Oral sedatives have no analgesic or pain relieving qualities.  Nitrous Oxide and local anesthetics will be used to help  with the prevention of pain. With the use of painless injection techniques, and by being so relaxed,  you will probably not remember when your teeth were actually being "numbed".

When your treatment is completed, your friend or relative will drive you home,  where you can rest and relax for the remainder  of the day.

When you are fully awake, you will feel comfortable, relaxed and free from stress. You will probably remember very little about your wonderful, relaxing, dental experience. 

You should not operate a motor vehicle for 24 hours after receiving Oral Conscious Sedation.