Oral Conscious Sedation - What to Expect

Oral Conscious Sedation - What to Expect

Our dentists at Surdel Dental Centre understand that for some people, visiting the dentist can be stressful. If you suffer from dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation can help to calm your anxiety so that you can receive the dental treatment you need.


Our dentists at Surdel Dental Centre strive to make every patient feel relaxed a comfortable. If you suffer from dental anxiety, or heightened oral sensitivity, oral conscious sedation may help to make your dental appointment a more relaxed and stress-free experience.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Your dentist can administer oral conscious sedation using a prescription medication in the form of a liquid or pill. Sedation medications can be used the night before your appointment to help you sleep, or an hour before your appointment to help you feel calm and relaxed from the second you walk into our office.

The calming effects of oral conscious sedation lasts long enough to help nervous or anxious patients get through most dental procedures in a relaxed manner, and leave our office feeling that they have had a positive dental experience.

How will oral conscious sedation make me feel?

Shortly after taking the sedation medication you will begin to feel calm and at ease. This feeling of calm will last throughout your dental appointment. Oral conscious sedation will help you to relax but still remain conscious. Some of our patients feel so relaxed after taking this medication that they fall asleep during their dental treatment! 

This form of sedation is considered safe for most healthy patients, but it's important to remember that every patient's needs are unique. At Surdel Dental Centre our dentists decide how oral conscious sedation will be used on a case-by-case basis. Speak to your dentist if you think dental sedation could benefit you. 

In order to avoid any drug interactions, and to determine whether oral sedation is appropriate for you, your dentist will require a full medical history prior to your treatment.

It is important to note that if you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to take you home following your appointment. You will not be able to drive after your sedation appointment. 

To learn more about oral conscious sedation, contact our Surrey and Delta dental office today. Our dentists strive to make every appointment a positive dental experience.