Oral Conscious Sedation Explained By Our Glendale Sedation Dentists

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 8, 2017

Sedation treatment has transformed the dentistry experience for many people. Our Glendale dentists understand that dental treatment can seem stressful, sometimes debilitating so, for patients both young and old. We have found that oral conscious sedation can be truly life changing in certain situations. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of oral conscious sedation treatment.

The Basics

Oral conscious sedation is a relaxation treatment that helps patients feel calm, comfortable, and unbothered by dental treatment. The mechanics of this treatment are simple: about an hour before your appointment you’ll take a small dentist-prescribed pill. This pill goes to work quickly, so that by the time you come in for your appointment you’re ready treatment.

The Effects

Along with a calming effect, oral conscious sedation has amnesic properties. This means that once the treatment process is over, and oral conscious sedation has worn off, you probably won’t remember your appointment. Because oral conscious sedation alters your perception, you will need someone to get you to and from your appointment.


Oral conscious sedation is useful in a number of situations—this treatment can be used in cosmetic, restorative, and even preventive dentistry situations. Many people turn to oral conscious sedation because they need to overcome debilitating anxiety related to dentistry. Because oral conscious sedation goes to work before you even get the dentist’s office, this treatment can be truly life-changing for people who have trouble even getting into the dentist’s chair. This sedation option is also beneficial for people who are going through multi-phased dental treatment. Sedation can actually help you get more treatments completed in fewer appointments.

As always, our Glendale sedation dentists are here to give you all of the information that you need about your relaxation dentistry treatments. You can easily reach our team by calling our office or using the Contact Us page on our website.