What Is Conscious Sedation

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Conscious sedation, known as “oral sedation” is a form of sedation for dentistry that is a step above nitrous oxide (laughing gas), but a step below IV sedation (general anesthesia).

You’re actually awake during your conscious sedation, hence the name. However, the beauty of conscious sedation is that you’ll be less aware of what’s happening, time will seem to pass quickly, and you might have little or even no memory of the dental treatment after it’s been completed.  You can even wake up to a new smile!

Due to the benefits of conscious sedation, it’s a popular sedation dentistry choice for people who have dental anxiety, are downright afraid to visit a dentist, and/or would like to undergo several hours of treatment, all completed in one visit.

Here’s how conscious sedation works: Prior to your dental appointment, you’ll be given a pill to take. Because of the effects of the conscious sedation, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your dental appointment.

In conjunction with conscious sedation, we might or might not also administer Novocain. This will depend on your dental history and your anxiety level, as well as which type of dental procedure we’re performing. It’s important to note, however, that your comfort is always our highest priority! We want you to feel safe and comfortable coming to the dentist, without fear or anxiety.

Is conscious sedation the right choice for you? It could be just the answer you’re looking for if you’re afraid of needles, have a strong gag reflex, have struggled with dental treatment in the past, and/or would like to get a lot of dental work done in a single visit.

We can discuss conscious sedation – as well as our other sedation options – in a free dental consultation, in which we’ll go over your dental history, as well as your medical history.  We can discuss oral sedation vs. IV sedation based on your unique needs.

For information about conscious sedation, or to schedule a free dental consultation or appointment, please call or e-mail us:

Sedation Dentist in Denver / Centennial – near I-25 and Dry Creek, in Centennial, please call (303) 309-0749, centennial@sedationdentistdenverco.com

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