Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentists manage pain and anxiety during dental appointments. Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breath on their own.
Conscious Sedation, sometimes called Oral Sedation, is administered by taking a pill about an hour before your scheduled dental appointment. All body functions remain normal and the patient is able to breathe on their own. Patients experience a state of very deep relaxation; they can still speak and respond to the requests of others. Patients will often fall asleep during the dental procedure.
Using Conscious Sedation as part of your dental treatment allows the dentist to accomplish a bigger part of your treatment at one time. Working with a chairside assistant, the dentist generally will devote his time entirely to your care and treatment, usually without interruption. At Life Smile Dental Center we have a private operatory reserved especially for our conscious sedation patients. At no time during your appointment will you be left alone. Your comfort is our utmost concern.
Please feel free to contact our office and speak with our Treatment Coordinator should you have any other questions regarding Conscious Sedation for dental treatment.