Oral Conscious Sedation



Oral Conscious sedation will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, Dr. Griffon will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t experience any pain. At this point in the procedure you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll hardly even notice. Whether you’re anxious about going to the dentist or just too busy for multiple visits, OCS can be a great solution to getting ALL your dental work done during one visit…comfortably and stress-free. Two appointments are required for a procedure utilizing oral conscious sedation. During your first visit, your doctor will take a detailed health history. If you’re comfortable, he or she will look in your mouth and take dental x-rays. Next you’ll be given a prescription for a sedative medication to take the night before your second appointment so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep. You’ll be asked to have a companion bring you to and from the office for your second visit. Once you arrive, you’ll take additional medication to ensure that you’re in a tranquil state of mind. Our sedation experts will monitor your comfort throughout your entire visit.

Q: Will I really be totally relaxed?

A:  You’ll receive just enough sedation so that you’ll be completely unaware of the treatment, as you would if you were asleep.


Q: Will I remember anything?

A: At the end of the treatment, you’ll have little or no memory of your dental visit.


Q: Will I feel any pain?

A: Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.


Q: Will I be groggy after my treatment is over?

A: You will feel just fine.  For your safety, we do require that you have a family member or friend drive you home.


Q: Is Oral Conscious Sedation safe for me?

A: Before starting any treatments, we review your medical history, and we monitor you very closely while you’re under sedation.


Q: Will my insurance cover treatment?

A.  We’ll review your insurance coverage and, if necessary, make financial arrangements to ensure you get the dental care you need.


We’ll be happy to explain the details and benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry.  Just call our office for an appointment. (225)925-2273