Oral Conscious Sedation

If the idea of going to the dentist brings on feelings of fear or anxiety, there are options to ease the anxiety. Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking a pill and feeling relaxed and at ease after about 45 minutes. Oral conscious sedation does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia. You will remain awake during your procedure and be able to breathe on your own and talk, but you will be in a deeper of relaxation. It makes long procedures seem shorter and it is also possible that you will not remember part, or all, of your procedure.

How It Works:
You will be given oral medication about one hour before your appointment. You can either take it at home or take it at our office. Once you arrive, you are allowed to rest comfortably in a quiet room under a cozy blanket. During your appointment, your vitals will be closely monitored to ensure your safety. The peak effect occurs between 1 to 2 hours. If desired, nitrous oxide gas may be used in conjunction with oral sedation in order to compound its effects. For safety reasons and because different people react differently, you should not drive or operate machinery the remainder of the day. Many people take a nap afterwards at home in order to sleep off the effects.

Do not eat heavily prior to your appointment. You may take the mediation with a small amount of food, such as juice or toast. Taking it with too much food makes its absorption more unpredictable. The medication should not be used if you are hypersensitive to benzodiazepines (Valium, Ativan, Versed, etc), if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have liver or kidney disease.

If you have any questions about oral conscious sedation or to see if you are a candidate, please call us at (979) 543-2737 .

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Dr. Cheng and her staff are fabulous! I have seen her several times for multiple fillings and a partial crown, and each time they have gone out of their way to ensure my comfort and to make me feel calm and relaxed. They are friendly, yet always professional- I feel confident trusting my chompers to them. El Campo is lucky to have a dentist like Dr. Cheng!

Colleen Miller

Dr Cheng is always friendly and thorough when it comes to your dental care. In the years that my family have been a patients at this office we have always been treated respectfully and in a timely manner. The staff is always friendly and there to help when needed. TF

Tom Farmer

I am usually scared to go to the dentist. Dr Chang was sooo very kind and gentle.

Evelyn Labay

This group of ladies are always so kind! Janet and Angie at the front desk are the first women you see, and they are always so pleasant! Sarah is my hygienist and she’s so sweet and great at what she does! Love Dr. Cheng! She is so soft spoken and amazing at what she does. I didn’t go to the dentist for 8+ years and my mouth was full of cavities before I saw Dr. Cheng, and she fixed me right up and never made me feel judged. She also removed my wisdom teeth and I recovered within a couple days! I highly recommend these ladies!! ❤️❤️❤️

Emily Brown

I had a tooth cleaning done today & have been very pleased with my dental hygienist. I have been going to El Campo Dental Clinic since 1979. The employees there are of the highest rated. Thanks to Dr John, Dr Cheng and their staff.

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Fast and friendly service!

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