Oral conscious sedation is available
to make your treatment more pleasant and comfortable.
This method uses oral medications and sometimes nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to produce
a drug-induced state
leaving the patient relaxed, free of fear, anxiety and apprehension. This procedure is different than general anesthesia and does
not have the inherent risks associated with general anesthesia.
Our practice will
prescribe medication that you will take 1-2 hours before the
visit. You must have someone drive you to and from our
office. Patients are very relaxed but not unconscious.
Most patients describe the experience as "I know where
I am but I really don't care".
Most patients sleep
when they reach home and many do not remember even being at
Feel free to talk
to us about this and the options available.