A Guide Oral Conscious sedation

In oral conscious sedation, the patient is given oral sedatives to take before he undergoes dental treatment. These sedatives will relieve most of the stress and anxiety that the patient feels before dental treatment. The patient will not lose consciousness; instead he or she will continue to be conscious, and will be able to follow any instructions given by the dentist.

Your dentist will prescribe a sedative to be taken before you go to bed at night. You will also be prescribed another sedative that you will have to take while waking up in the morning. These sedatives produce a drowsy effect that diminishes the ability to filter or respond to sounds, smells or pain. These sedatives also have an effect similar to amnesia in the patient, and you may not be able to remember a lot about what transpired during the procedure. Oral sedatives cannot relieve pain because they are not analgesics. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to prevent pain. They relaxes feeling induced by the sedatives will prevent you from experiencing the administering of the anesthetic itself.

Remember that these oral sedatives can lead to extreme drowsiness, and you are not advised to drive yourself to and from the dental center. Ask a friend or family member to drive you to the venue.

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