Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Your periodontist in Austin may have recommended conscious sedation as the preferred method of anxiety control to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. Conscious sedation is a safe drug-induced state in which you are conscious and pleasantly relaxed, yet free of fear, anxiety and apprehension. The use of conscious sedation by an appropriately trained periodontist is safe and effective, and will help you feel comfortable and confident during your periodontal treatment. It is different than general anesthesia and does not carry the inherent risks associated with general anesthesia.
Conscious Sedation may be administered through a number of different methods and medications. Your periodontist will explain your options and describe the one that’s best for you.