Conscious Sedation Dentistry

At Gregory B. Garrett, DDS we are proud to now offer this service to our patients. Whatever the reason, Dr. Garrett understands that sometimes patients want more than just local anesthetic. Minimal sedation is achieved through a prescription pill that is taken before the patient's appointment.

Minimal Sedation

(Anxiolysis) Minimal sedation is a state of minimally depressed level of consciousness produced by a pharmacologic method that retains the patient's ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and respond normally to tactile stimulation and verbal commands. Although cognitive function may be modestly impaired, ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected. Minimal sedation may be achieved with an oral sedative alone or in combination with nitrous oxide/oxygen.