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Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation is a type of sedation in which the sedated individual can respond to verbal directions, but he or she feels little to no pain, and has an altered level of consciousness. This level of sedation is used for medical procedures in which it is necessary for the patient to be responsive, and also for minor procedures which do not merit the use of general anesthesia, and for procedures involving patients who cannot cooperate with care providers. 

Conscious sedation dentistry is offered to young children who may have trouble complying with requests from the dentist and the staff, and to adults who experience significant anxiety about dental appointments.

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