Oral Conscious/Minimal Sedation

What if I have dental anxiety?

If you suffer from dental anxiety, rest assured you are not alone. Research shows that 30% of the population avoids going to the dentist due to fear or anxiety. Oral conscious/minimal sedation is a powerful tool that allows us to treat the majority of these anxious patients in just a few visits, with no pain and very little memory of the dental experience.

What is Oral Conscious/Minimal Sedation?

Oral Conscious/Minimal Sedation is a non-invasive technique to reduce dental anxiety during treatment. During minimal sedation, we combine a sedative pill with nitrous oxide gas, commonly known as laughing gas. The patient remains conscious and responsive during the entire procedure, but due to the amnesic effects of the sedative pill, the patient will most likely not remember a majority of the procedure.

What are the benefits?

What is the benefit of Oral Conscious Minimal Sedation?

  • Minimally invasive
  • Can be completed in office
  • Reduces or eliminates dental anxiety
  • Allows the patient to get more dental treatment completed per visit

We aspire to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and pain-free experience while allowing our patients to achieve their smile goals. Oral conscious and/or minimal sedation is a great option for a majority of patients, but not for everyone.

If you are interested in this treatment option, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendoza to see if you would be a good candidate.