Conscious sedation is exactly as it sounds: a sedative used to relax you, but you’re still conscious of what’s going on around you – including verbal cues which are important for communication with our dentist, Dr. David Villarreal.
The medicine used to relax you is administered either orally or through the use of a controlled IV (i.e. through a vein). Most people generally refer to have it administered orally, but IV conscious sedation offers more control.
When is Conscious Sedation Used?
Conscious sedation is a very safe and effective procedure and is an excellent option for:
- Those who develop anxiety from the dentist.
- Amalgam filling removal – upon request.
- Minor surgical procedures such as dental implants.
If you are interested in using conscious sedation during your next appointment or want to learn more, then promptly give our office a call @ (805) 375-2233 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!