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Oral conscious sedation is used with patients that suffer from mild anxiety when attending their regular dental appointments. Traditionally, a single prescription of the oral sedative is prescribed and patients will take the pill an hour before their scheduled appointment.

It is a great option for most patients suffering from a mild form of anxiety. However, due to dose calculation procedures, approximately 25% of the population does not respond to oral sedation and remain unaffected by it. This means that for that segment of the population in Ottawa, oral sedation is not a viable option.

As with IV sedation, we insist that all of our patients receiving oral conscious sedation treatment be accompanied by a travel companion to ensure safe travel to and from the office.