Oral Conscious Sedation or IV Conscious Sedation
Sedation is used for a child’s safety and comfort during dental procedures. It allows the child to cope better with dental treatment and helps prevent injury to the child from uncontrolled or undesirable movements. Sedation promotes a better environment for providing dental care.
Oral conscious sedation involves the use of sedative medications taken by mouth to help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. IV (intravenous) conscious sedation involves the use of sedative medications administered into the blood system. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what is going on. Oral conscious sedation and IV conscious sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.