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Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation in Boca Raton Florida
Oral Conscious Sedation is a medical procedure involving administering oral sedative drugs to reduce anxiety in patients related to the procedure. Oral Conscious sedation is a popular way for millions of patients to undergo dental procedures and have their anxiety eased. By allowing the patient to enter a state of relaxation while being awake will let the patient respond to the dentist’s questions or commands. No pain will be felt.
Oral Conscious sedation is also referred to as moderate sedation, twilight anesthesia, and sedation dentistry. It is used when the patient is extremely apprehensive about the dental procedure or if the procedure is expected to be particularly difficult or will require an extended amount of time to complete. This will help the patient with their experience during the procedure and over the course of the healing process.
With general anesthesia, a patient loses all sensation and consciousness. With oral sedation, the patient remains responsive to stimuli and can hear and follow verbal commands, such as. ‘open your mouth.’ If they do doze off, they can be easily awoken. All reflexes, such as breathing and coughing remain functional, however, their perception, reasoning, and comprehension may be mildly impaired.
Oral sedatives in liquid or pill form are swallowed. Valium is a common sedative. Ativan, Xanax, Vistaril, Halcion, Serax. Ambien and Sonata are also used to help reduce anxiety. Generally, a patient will take a dose the evening before their procedure and then another dose will be prescribed 30 minutes to one hour before the procedure. Oral sedatives do not require any special equipment making them easier to administer and less costly.
Conscious oral sedation is a relatively safe way to conquer your dental fears so you can have the correct dental procedure necessary. Your medical history will need to be revealed to your dentist, so they can consider which form of oral conscious sedation will be best to help you avoid any complications.