Oral conscious sedation is a type of sedation that is often recommended to help you feel more relaxed and at ease during your treatment. It is administered in pill form and is a type of conscious sedation. This means that you will be awake during your treatment but will also feel comfortable.

After determining that oral sedation is the right option for you, our dentist will prescribe an oral medication for you. He will provide instructions to take the pill before your appointment — please make sure to follow these instructions exactly. You will need to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment. By the time you arrive at our office, you should feel extremely relaxed. Do not worry if you feel drowsy or do not remember your entire appointment afterwards — it is not unusual for you to feel as if you are asleep or forget details.

Benefits of oral sedation include:

  • No needles!
  • You simply take a pill, so the sedation process is quick and easy
  • An amnesiac effect for a comfortable experience
  • Less expensive than other types of sedation dentistry

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and learn more about oral conscious sedation in San Bernardino, California, please contact Arrowhead Family Dentistry today at 909-889-3300.

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