Oral sedation is a higher level of sedation – more powerful than laughing gas, but not as powerful as IV sedation. We administer oral sedation by giving you a pill, which you take before your dental appointment. You will remain conscious throughout and can respond to questions, but you won’t be as aware of what’s going on. After your dental appointment, you’ll have little memory of it.
Oral sedation is great for more complex procedures and is also effective for people who may have a fear of the dentist, or those with a strong gag reflex. It may also help those who have difficulty keeping their mouth open or have a physical disability that makes it difficult to tolerate dental treatment.