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Oral Sedation for Kids

Pediatric Dentist Oak Ridge

Oral Conscious Sedation, or OCS, provides a stronger level of sedation than Nitrous Oxide. Many parents prefer to use OCS for their child due to the deeper relaxation it provides. Though your child is still able to stand, walk, or answer questions, they will remain in a calm and drowsy state throughout the treatment. With OCS, many parents have found that their child has little memory of the procedure after the fact. For patients with dental anxiety, this can be a great benefit. 

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Deep Relaxation

Oral conscious sedation helps your child achieve a deep state of relaxation during dental procedures. This makes the experience more comfortable and reduces anxiety, allowing treatments to be completed smoothly.

Maintains Consciousness

Unlike general anesthesia, oral conscious sedation keeps your child awake and responsive while deeply relaxed. This means your child can follow simple instructions and communicate if needed, enhancing safety during the procedure.

Easy Administration

Oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill or liquid taken before the dental appointment. This method is non-invasive and simple, making it easy for your child to receive the sedation needed for a stress-free experience.

Enhanced Comfort

By reducing anxiety and discomfort, oral conscious sedation allows for a more positive dental experience. This can help build your child’s confidence in dental visits and encourage regular check-ups and treatments.

Effective for Longer Procedures

Oral conscious sedation is particularly beneficial for longer or more complex dental procedures. It ensures your child remains calm and relaxed throughout the entire treatment, allowing Dr. Schweizer to work efficiently and effectively.

Oral conscious sedation allows your child to remain awake but deeply relaxed during dental procedures. This sedation option is ideal for children who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety, ensuring a smoother treatment process.