Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of a prescription pill your dentist can prescribe that you can pick up at your local pharmacy. The sedative can be taken an hour before your visit to help you relax. Transportation will need to be arranged to take you back home.
The patient is generally awake and responds to the doctor throughout the visit. The patient will feel relaxed, comfortable, lethargic, and possibly a little euphoric as you drift into a waking dream-like state. Some patients do relax enough to fall asleep, but you will be easily awakened.
Oral conscious sedation is not the same as general anesthesia, although the medication does produce some amnesic effects. Before you know it you will be all done, and you will be able to smile knowing you made the right decision coming to Apollo Dental in Ballantyne. Contact Dr. Seth to learn more about our options for sedation.