Oral sedation is also referred as oral conscious sedation because the patient remains conscious throughout the dental treatment but in a relaxed and anxiety-free condition. The procedure is simple and effective in relieving mild to moderate anxiety through oral medication.
Many patients become so relaxed that they will feel less tired after a long dental appointment; sometimes they may even feel like they were sleeping right through the duration of the treatment. With oral sedation dentistry patients feel that time seems to pass very quickly with hours feel like minutes, allowing for a larger amount of dental care to be completed in a single extended appointment. This can save valuable time from busy patients.
Oral sedation cost is much less than IV sedation (general anesthesia). Patients who do not definitely need IV sedation or general anesthesia can take advantage of the relaxation offered by the low cost oral sedation alternatives.