Oral Conscious Sedation: extensive dental work, back pain, fear, previous traumatic dental experience, discomfort sitting for long periods of time, local anesthetic not effective, sensitive gag reflex
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation: safe and easy to monitor, inexpensive, easy to administer, safe for children and adults
Ensure that you pick up any prescribed medication two days prior to your sedation appointment so that you can take it as instructed. The night before, eat a healthy meal and avoid having any alcohol. Get a good night’s sleep. On the morning of your appointment, eat a healthy breakfast, but avoid anything with caffeine or grapefruit juice as these will react with the sedation medication. Make sure that you wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to your appointment and refrain from wearing make-up. Finally, as you will not be able to drive yourself home, be sure that you have arranged to have a responsible adult to take you home from our office.