Conscious Sedation Dentistry in San Francisco
Sunset dentistry provides conscious sedation in San Francisco for our patients undergoing certain dental procedures. We use safe and effective methods which allow us to provide gentle care to ensure you have a comfortable experience.
What is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?
Oral conscious sedation dentistry involves administering a medication that causes minimal sedation without affecting breathing or consciousness. The patient remains awake throughout the procedure, allowing them to watch television or listen to music during the procedure.
During oral sedation, a doctor administers a combination of sedative drugs to relax the muscles around the mouth so that the dentist can perform their work safely. Patients are not put under general anesthesia (which puts them unconscious) but instead receive a small dose of a drug that makes them feel relaxed.