Learn More About The Ins And Outs Of Oral Conscious Sedation

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jan 19, 2016

Our Saint Louis dentists are always encouraging dental patients to keep up with their schedule of recommended oral cleaning and dental treatments. One of the key things that keeps people from getting dental treatment is fear and anxiety. Our dental team helps people overcome this obstacle by using state-of-the-art sedation treatments.

Today we are going to be talking about oral conscious sedation, specifically. As you’ll see, this sedation treatment offers a number of exceptional benefits.

Oral conscious sedation is very easy for patients to use because it doesn’t require any special technology. Before your appointment our dental team will prescribe you a small sedative pill. You’ll actually take this pill at home about an hour before your appointment is set to start.

Since you take the sedative at home, you’ll be feeling calm and relaxed before you even make it to our office! This is great for people who experience intense anxiety that keeps them from even getting into the dentist’s chair. This does, however, mean that you cannot drive yourself to the dentist’s office!

Once the sedative kicks in, you will feel calm and unbothered by the goings on of your dental appointment. You will be conscious the whole time; you’ll be able to respond to our dental team and communicate your needs. However, you likely won’t remember any of the treatment process once you’re back home. This is because oral conscious sedation medication actually has an amnesiac effect. Oral conscious sedation offers patients the best of both worlds!

Patients of many ages love oral conscious sedation for its ease of use and its effectiveness. If you think that sedation treatment may be able to help you, please call our Saint Louis dentists to get more information or to schedule you consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!