FAQ > Sedation
What is oral conscious sedation?The process involves prescribing a sedative drug to be taken by mouth about an hour before the planned procedure. When the medication takes effect, you will become extremely relaxed and drift into a sleep-like state. Once the medication wears off, most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit.
Oral sedation is safe and effective, but can last for several hours after the appointment. It is important to remember that on the day of the appointment you will need someone to bring you to our office, take you home and stay with you until you have completely recovered.
What is IV sedation?IV sedation works much like oral conscious sedation except that the drugs are administered intravenously (in your vein). With IV sedation, the effects are felt much quicker than with oral sedation.
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