Moderate or conscious sedation is accomplished by inserting an intravenous catheter and administering a combination of medications to induce a relaxing, comfortable state whereby most dental procedures can be accomplished. Conscious sedation does not eliminate the need to administer a local anesthetic, but it makes the process less unpleasant. The entire procedure is performed at the dental center in a completely safe and secure environment. The procedure is recognized and strictly regulated by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Your dentist will check your eligibility by reviewing your medical questionnaire with you and assessing your overall health condition.