Oral-conscious sedation is administered at our Plano office one hour prior to your scheduled procedure by our Plano Oral Conscious Sedation Specialists, Dr. Ron Bosher or Dr. Tim Nguyen. Depending on the strength of the dose given, oral-conscious sedation can be minimal are moderate. Many patients prefer this type of sedation because it is easy to administer and works well for most people. All sedated patients will need a friend or relative to drive them home after the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral-conscious sedation at Parker West Dental Associates delivers multiple privileges for those obtaining oral care, resulting in a more easygoing and manageable procedure. Potential benefits are:
- Lessening the individual's nerves, allowing them to remain relaxed for the duration of the procedure
- Reducing pain throughout the dental treatment
- Increasing patient adherence, encouraging a more straightforward outcome
- Simple to administer, just necessitating that the patient swallow a pill
- Reducing gag reflex
- Enhances the general effectiveness of dental procedures
Oral Conscious Sedation Reviews
"Always an outstanding experience!!"- D.W. / Demandforce / Nov 22, 2019
"This is why we came back to Dr. Bosher, excellent care and friendly atmosphere."- D.D. / Demandforce / Dec 24, 2019
"I am so grateful to have been recommended this office by a friend. The experience was great from the time I walked in! Dr. Bosher was very friendly and knowledgeable. He completed a thorough examination taking his time to explain everything and educate me on the issues I was experiencing. I have a fair bit of dental anxiety, but everyone's gentle care and concern really put me at ease. I felt that they had my best interest in mind during treatment. If you are looking for compassionate care, here is the place!"- M.J. / Demandforce / Aug 01, 2019
"They are the most careful and thorough dentist office I’ve ever been to."- A. / Demandforce / Apr 06, 2021
"Let me start off with, I normally don’t like going to the dentist and always put it off, but was totally blown away by how easy this entire experience was. Dr. Nguyen came in to do my exam and took the time to really explain a lot of things He put my rays up in front of me on the TV and showed me, so that I actually knew what he was talking about and could see it right there. Nothing seemed rushed, like so many other doctor's offices where they make you wait around forever, the doctor comes to see you for 3 minutes, and then makes you reschedule an appointment for a follow-up. Also, really impressed with the entire office - modern, clean, and super-updated. Five stars. Dana my hygienist was also really wonderful. Super friendly and easy to talk to, joked around. And also, obviously very knowledgeable. She was explaining what she was doing while she was doing it, which was a first in my 25 years of going to the dentist. I wish going to every doctor's office was this easy, I felt right at home."- V.N. / Google / Mar 28, 2018
What to Expect
For oral-conscious sedation, patients take a small pill about an hour before their appointment. The pill induces a tranquil, yet conscious state and patients hardly notice when the anesthetic is administered at the beginning of their appointment. The sedative effect lasts throughout the appointment and for several hours afterwards, and many patients have little or no memory of the procedure. It is important for patients to arrange a ride home because the medication cannot be controlled in terms of when it will wear off.
The cost of oral-conscious sedation is about $350 per appointment. Some dental insurance companies may cover part or all of the cost, depending on the patient’s coverage policy.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- Procedure Recovery Location
Oral-Conscious Sedation FAQs
No. Oral-conscious sedation is a moderate sedative that will leave patients with the ability to respond to the dentist’s questions and requests.
Duration of Sedation?
The duration of the patient’s sedation varies, based on the procedure being performed and their reaction to the sedative. Patients can expect to be sedated for 2 to 6 hours. However, patients may not recover from the effects of the sedative for 24 hours.
Any Side Effects?
Some patients report nausea and vomiting with oral-conscious sedation. Some patients also report partial or full memory loss of their dental procedure. However, each patient will react differently to the sedative. Some patients may not experience any side effects at all. Patients can discuss the side effects, questions and concerns with their dentist prior to their procedure.
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