Conscious sedation is a technique that is designed to relax you during selected medical and dental procedures. In intravenous conscious sedation, the use of a sedative drug or drugs, administered via a needle that is placed in an accessible vein for the duration of the procedure, produces an altered state of consciousness under which treatment is carried out.
During the surgery you will be drowsy, calm and vaguely aware of your surroundings, but you will have no pain or anxiety.
After the procedure you may have limited or no recollection of events. Intravenous sedation is very safe.