Oral Conscious Sedation
Conscious sedation involves the use of an anti-anxiety medication administered orally. The patient is still awake and even able to answer questions and follow instructions, but is in an extremely relaxed state of mind.
Besides relaxation, the benefit of conscious sedation is that the medication induces temporary amnesia, so the patient will have no memory of some, or even all, of the dental treatment. The time passes very quickly under this sedation so the patient may leave feeling as if they were asleep during the treatment.