Oral Conscious Sedation is a more moderate form of sedation indicated for a child who’s anxiety levels are more moderate. The child is brought in on an empty stomach in the morning, the weight calculated, and the sedative administered. Once the medication takes effect, we settle the patient in the treatment room and allow them to inhale the nitrous oxide gas for the duration of the treatment. The patient is fully alert with this method but typically relaxed enough to allow any necessary dental treatment. The effects of oral conscious sedation are not always certain, therefore if the patient still demonstrates some difficulty during treatment, IV sedation can be discussed.