Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a simple and safe option for people who are anxious about dental appointments to feel relaxed and comfortable during dental treatment. Oral sedation involves various sedatives that are given to the patient for oral intake. This option is suitable for patients who are anxious about dental visits, have difficulty being numbed with local anesthesia, have a severe gag reflex, suffer from sensitive teeth or want to have all their dental treatment done during one, longer appointment. Sedation is commonly confused with going under general anesthetics. With oral sedation, it is common that patients sleep during the appointment, but they are conscious of their surroundings and are responsive. They are in a state where they feel relaxed and comfortable during the dental visits.