Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a dental procedure. It can be an invaluable service for nervous patients who don’t 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 induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives. Patients who receive conscious sedation are usually able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to the dentist. The medication will help you rest. Many of our patients sleep while receiving sedation dental care. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.
What should I bring to my Sedation Appointment?
Anything that makes you more comfortable or secure is welcome. Please bring with you any medications you are currently taking, including asthma inhalers, supplemental oxygen, or any thing you need on a daily basis or have used in the past for emergency situations. Plan to have someone drive you to and from your sedation appointment.
Who Can Administer Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is extremely safe when administered by qualified providers. Your dentist is fully qualified to provide conscious sedation.
What Should Be Monitored During Conscious Sedation?
Your dentist will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, oxygen level and alertness throughout and after the procedure.
What are the Side Effects of Conscious Sedation?
A brief period of amnesia after the procedure may follow the administration of conscious sedation. Occasional side effects may include headache, nausea, hangover/jet lag feeling, or limited memory of the appointment.
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