Due to anxiety and fear of dental care, many children need a special procedure to allow their treatment to be done safely and efficiently. Conscious sedation (also known as moderate sedation) is the use of a sedative drug administered orally in the dental office prior to dental treatment.
Sedation can help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and/or discomfort associated with dental treatment. These sedative drugs minimally depress the level of consciousness, while allowing the child to independently and fully maintain their breathing and circulatory functions. Your child is monitored continuously throughout the procedure to ensure the utmost safety of your child.