Oral conscious sedation consists of a medication taken by the patient prior to their appointment. This medication is prescribed by their dentist before the procedure. The patient feels calm and comfortable by the time the procedure begins, and has a positive experience.
Nitrous oxide is another form of sedation that is inhaled rather than taken orally. The patient is administered a safe, consistent dose of nitrous throughout their appointment. The nitrous is breathed in through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose. Nitrous is an ideal option for many anxious patients as it wears off quickly after the procedure.