Oral Conscious Sedation (OCS)
Our office offers our patients the option of Oral Conscious Sedation.
This form of sedation helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. It will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be completely asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep – a “twilight sleep”.
The goal of oral conscious sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment completed. At any time an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medications if necessary.
Along with oral conscious sedation there are also different “levels” of sedation available to you in our office. There is nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation or nitrous oxide in combination with oral sedation – basically we can tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Once again, all modalities are administered and monitored by Dr. Kato in the safety and comfort of our office environment.
Sedation dentistry is also a great option for the elderly, the disabled, or simply – the fearful!
Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful
Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.
If you suffer from dental phobia- oral conscious sedation may be just the thing for you! We are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but oral conscious sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleeplike experience, Dr. Kato will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.