Sedation Dentistry, or OCS (Oral Conscious Sedation), utilizes oral sedative medication to significantly reduce your fears and make you more comfortable. OCS does not require needles to administer and is less expensive than IV sedation.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation (Sedation Dentistry)
- It’s very effective for mild to moderate anxiety
- It’s safe and easy
- You can breathe and speak on your own
- It’s less expensive than IV sedation
In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental treatment done in one visit with sedation dentistry. Unlike general anesthesia, which renders patients completely unconscious, oral conscious sedation leaves you able to speak and breathe on your own. Although you will not actually be asleep, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation — and probably won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. Your appointment will be a dream and hours in the chair will feel like minutes.
Sedation Dentistry will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort. Your doctor will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable
Whether you’re anxious about going to the dentist or just too busy for multiple visits, sedation dentistry can be a great solution to getting ALL your dental work done during one visit…comfortably and stress-free.