Conscious Sedation

is a minimally depressed level of consciousness during which the patient is able to breathe independently and/or respond purposely to verbal command.

This type of sedation induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives.
Patients, who receive conscious sedation usually are able to speak and respond to verbal cues through-out the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to the provider.

A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.