Conscious sedation is used throughout the procedure to help you relax and block pain, this is a combination of a sedative and an anesthetic. It can be invaluable help for nervous patients who do not want to miss out on keeping their teeth and oral health as good as it can be.
What is Conscious Sedation?
This type of sedation leads to an altered state of consciousness that decreases pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives. Patients who undergo conscious sedation are usually able to speak and respond to verbal cues during the procedure, communicating any distress they experience to the dentist. Many of our patients sleep while receiving sedation dental care. A short-lived period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure. The medication will help you rest.
What should I bring to my Sedation Appointment?
Whatever that makes you more comfortable or secure is welcome. Please bring with you any prescription you are currently taking, including asthma supplemental oxygen, inhalers or anything you have used in the past for emergency situations or need on a daily basis. Plan to have someone drive you to and from your sedation appointment.
Who Can Administer Conscious Sedation?
When administered by qualified providers conscious sedation is extremely safe. Your dentist is fully trained to provide conscious sedation.
What Should Be Monitored During Conscious Sedation?
Your dentist will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, breathing, and alertness during and after the procedure.
What are the Side Effects of Conscious Sedation?
A short-lived period of amnesia after the procedure may follow the application of conscious sedation. Occasional side effects may include hangover/jet lag feeling,nausea, headache, or limited memory of the appointment.
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