Conscious Sedation

Reduce Anxiety During Dental Procedures

Why Choose
Conscious Sedation?

We want to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.

Conscious sedation is a medication offered before dental procedures that allows you to remain awake and relaxed during your appointment.

  • Minimize fear and stress
  • Alleviate tooth and gum sensitivity
  • Pain-free, gentle procedures
  • Remain awake and responsive
  • Safe and simple

The Process

  1. Discussion and Consultation
    Determine which type of sedation is best for you.
  2. Administer Sedation
    Administer selected medication before the procedure and wait for medication to take full effect.
  3. Administer Local Anesthetic 
    Reduce pain by administering numbing agent while sedation reduces any fear of needles.
  4. Perform Procedure
    Complete necessary dental work in a timely fashion without pain or anxiety.
  5. Going Home
    Based on the type of sedation you receive, you may need someone else to drive you home from your procedure.

What You Can Expect at Akron Smile

We offer a number of conscious sedation options The method we offer our patients are selected based on their dental fears, the procedure they need and their health history. After careful consideration, we’ll recommend the best method for you.

We work closely with you to outline a treatment plan that realizes your specific goals.

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Answers to Common Questions About Conscious Sedation

We want to alleviate any fears you may have about coming to the dentist or receiving conscious sedation before a procedure. Here are answers to common questions we receive.

What type of sedation methods do you use?

We’ll determine your sedation needs prior to your procedure. You may receive inhalation, oral or IV sedation based on your health history and type of procedure.

Is conscious sedation safe?

While any procedure has risks, we take every precaution before administering sedative medication to any patient. We’ll review your health history to ensure you can tolerate the medication and monitor you throughout the entire procedure.

How long will it take for the medication to take effect?

Depending on the type of sedation you receive, the effects could be almost immediate, like in the case of IV sedation, or take thirty minutes to an hour if the sedative is administered orally.

How long does it take for the sedation to wear off?

Based on the type of sedation you receive the effects many only last a few minutes after the procedure or up to a few hours. Most common side effects post-sedation include drowsiness, heaviness or having trouble remembering the procedure.

Wanting to Know if Conscious Sedation is Right for You?

Schedule an appointment and we’ll help determine if conscious sedation is an option for your next procedure. If you’re a candidate, we’ll walk you through the entire process to help alleviate any fears.

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