Sedation offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist. Sedative options allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure. Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications. In fact, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are safe procedures and work to calm anxiety throughout the dental treatment process. Before a Sedation appointment can be scheduled, a consultation appointment must be done to discuss sedation options that best suits the patient’s needs.