Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is one of the most routine and safest ways to reduce awareness and stress during dental and medical procedures. Oral sedation is commonly employed in treating both children and adults and is widely accepted in the pediatric population since it avoids the use of needles. Oral sedation is given 20 to 40 minutes prior to the procedure and is based on the weight of the patient. 

Patients undergoing oral sedation should have a light meal (toast and juice) 2-4 hours prior to their appointment and should have a friend or family member accompany them to their appointment, stay in the doctor's office during the procedure, escort the patient home and observe the patient for 24 hours.