Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation dentistry allows appropriately trained dentists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who have avoided the dentist out of fear or who might have time restrictions.
A dentist who has been trained to implement sedation can effectively helping a patient become as comfortable and relaxed as possible using well established and proven protocols with a variety of sedation medications administered orally and sublingually (under the tongue). These protocols can be customized for the patient’s individual emotional and physical needs.
Sometimes referred to as ‘relaxation’, ‘sleep’ or ‘anxiety free’ dentistry, this comfortable care is now offered by thousands of trained dentists all over the US and Canada.
“Oral conscious sedation has provided access to care for hundreds of thousands of Americans who otherwise would have been without the dental care they need. Dentists who have received comprehensive training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation have an amazing tool to treat patients safely and comfortably, often correcting years of professional neglect in just a few visits. No longer does fear, or the inconvenience of having multiple visits, have to be the overwhelming obstacle that it has been in the past. When it comes to the impact on the dental health of the United States, conscious sedation dentistry stands as one of the most meaningful advances of the past century.” —Anthony S Feck, DMD; Dean DOCS Faculty