If you are a little more than anxious and have an extreme fear of needles, then oral conscious sedation might be your preferred choice. There is no need for an IV, however you will need a driver and should plan to take the entire day off to rest and recover.
Though Oral Conscious Sedation requires no needles to start an IV, it still can produce a moderate form of sedation. Therefore, it is necessary for you to have a driver, and restrict your activities for 24 hrs. It is important to not eat or drink for 8 hrs prior to your appointment and abstain from caffeine and sugar. The level of sedation is not as predictable with Oral Sedation as it depends on your body’s metabolism so your appointment might last longer while waiting for sedation to take place.