Oral Conscious Sedation

Imagine a pill that you take the night before your dental procedure or a few hours before. By the time you’re dropped off at our office in Florence, SC, you feel a deep sense of relief that overcomes your fears or anxiety. Fortunately, this isn’t science fiction. Oral conscious sedation is one such solution in pill form that helps alleviate your anxiety and prepare you for your appointment with us at Advanced Dental Center of Florence.

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

As explained above, oral conscious sedation takes the form of pills that can be consumed either the night before or a few hours before your dental treatment, depending on the dentist’s instructions.

The effects of the pills are not quite immediate, but you will feel relaxed and ready for your appointment with us by the time you reach our office. For your safety, we recommend that you not operate any motor vehicle, and have a friend or family member transport you to and from our office.

Qualifying for This Form of Sedation

Are you nervous at the thought of sitting in a dental chair? Are you due for extensive dental work, but are uncomfortable with lengthy procedures? Do the sounds and smells of a dental office make you cringe? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may very well qualify for oral conscious sedation pills.

The first step towards determining your candidacy is to attend a consultation with Dr. Griffin or one of our other esteemed dentists at Advanced Dental Center of Florence. During your consultation in our safe and welcoming office, we’ll address your concerns, determine which treatments you need, and decide which sedation dentistry method is best for your needs.


Aside from the sedation effects, there are a myriad of reasons why patients choose the oral conscious sedation method:

  • Taken in pill form, so patients afraid of needles may find it preferable
  • Proven effective in calming patients’ fears and anxiety
  • Consumed prior to the procedure, so that patients feel relaxed well before their appointment

If you’d like more information about what makes this treatment stand apart, we encourage you to consult with Dr. Griffin or one of our knowledgeable dentists. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options.

What Happens If I Don’t Get Treatment?

Above all else, the one thing we don’t want our patients to do is to avoid the dentist altogether. Unbeknownst to some patients, stopping your regular dental visits can wreak havoc on your smile. Deep dental cleanings and inspections are vital to keeping your oral health in tip-top shape.

One of the reasons is to catch oral ailments such as gum recession or tooth decay early. Without these inspections, the symptoms can easily spiral into tooth loss, gingivitis, and other forms of periodontal disease.

If dental anxiety is preventing you from receiving the treatments you need, let sedation dentistry help you out. Oral conscious sedation is safe, convenient, and effective in relaxing you for your appointment, so you can get the care you need. Don’t risk your smile anymore, but instead look to sedation dentistry as a solution.

Learn more reasons to choose sedation dentistry here.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation

Are you ready to take the first step towards a healthier smile? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin or one of our other experienced dentists certified in sedation dentistry. We’ll sit down with you, discuss your sedation dentistry options, and get you the treatment you need for a healthier, happier smile. We proudly serve patients in Florence, SC and the surrounding areas.