Is Oral Conscious Sedation Right For You? Learn More From Our O’Fallon Sedation Dentists

Written by Dr. Brace on Apr 25, 2017

Oral conscious sedation is quickly becoming one of the most popular sedation options in the dental world today. Our O’Fallon dentists have found that this treatment exceptionally effective and patient-friendly, which makes it appealing to a wide variety of people.

If you have been wondering whether oral conscious sedation could help you, please keep reading to learn more about this exciting sedation option!

How does it work?
About an hour before treatment you will take a dentist-prescribed pill to put you at ease. Because this pill is a sedative, you will need someone to drive you to your appointment. As the medication takes effect you will start to feel calm, comfortable, and untroubled.

What is it like to be under the effects of oral conscious sedation?

For the most part you will simply feel calm and confident. You will be able to respond to our dental team throughout the treatment process; as the name of this sedation option suggests, you are never unconscious in the dentist’s chair. However, you probably won’t remember much of the treatment process once we’re all done, because oral conscious sedation has an amnesic effect.

Is oral conscious sedation right for me?

This treatment is very patient-friendly, and it is appropriate for many types of people who are undergoing many types of dental treatments. The best way to find out for whether you can use oral conscious sedation is to schedule a consultation with our dental team—we’ll assess your oral health, overall wellbeing, and dental history and put together a recommendation.

Sedation dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and oral conscious sedation is truly changing the treatment experience for many people. Our O’Fallon sedation dentists are happy to provide you with more information about all of your sedation options, including oral conscious sedation, just give us a call to get started!