Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines that will help you relax (a sedative) and block pain (an anesthetic) during a dental procedure. For nervous patients who don’t want to miss out on keeping their teeth and oral health as good as possible, it can be an invaluable service.
What is Conscious Sedation?
This type of sedation induces an altered state of consciousness by using pain relievers and sedatives to minimize pain and discomfort. Patients who receive conscious sedation are usually able to communicate any discomfort they experience to the dentist and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure.
The medicine will help you to rest. Many of our patients are sleeping while receiving dental sedation. Any memory of the procedure may be erased by a brief amnesia period.
What should I bring to my Sedation Appointment?
Anything that makes you safer or more comfortable is welcome. Please bring with you any medicines you are currently taking, including inhalers of asthma, supplemental oxygen, or anything you need on a daily basis or that you have used in the past for emergencies. Plan to get someone to and from your appointment for sedation.
Who Can Administer Conscious Sedation?
When administered by qualified providers, conscious sedation is extremely safe. Your dentist is fully capable of delivering conscious sedation.
What Should Be Monitored During Conscious Sedation?
Throughout and after the procedure, your dentist will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, oxygen level and alertness.
What are the Side Effects of Conscious Sedation?
The administration of conscious sedation may follow a brief period of amnesia after the procedure. Occasional side effects may include headache, nausea, jet lag feeling sensation/hangover, or limited appointment memory.
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