Sedation dentistry is oral conscious sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which is generally administered in a hospital setting, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective technique which we can provide in our dental office. During sedation, the patient is conscious at all times and is breathing on his own. IV sedation allows us to perform all dental procedures while the patient is in a relaxed state and unaware that dentistry is being done. This technique is very effective for people who are excessively nervous about dental treatment.