What is oral sedation?

Also known as: sedation dentistry.

Sedation is the process of making a patient unconscious or semi-conscious for a complex dental or medical procedure. With oral sedation, the medication that causes sedation is administered through the mouth, usually in liquid or pill form, in order to cause the patient to enter the unconscious or semi-conscious state.


Reviewed by: Rosie Roldan, DMD, MD

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