If you have been delaying your trip to the dentist out of apprehension, you've come to the right place. Dr. Hickle offers an oral sedative to help you stay relaxed. Sedation dentistry involves a simple oral medication which does not entirely put you to sleep. It sedates you enough to keep you relaxed and worry free, but alert enough to respond to any requests we might make of you during your procedure. While sedated, you feel calm and safe, which allows the dentist to work more easily on your teeth and gums.