With in-office oral sedation, your child is given a medicated liquid to help alleviate anxiety and make the dental treatment faster and easier for them. This will allow most children to become relaxed and comfortable enough to handle the dental treatment. The in-office oral sedation procedure does typically make your child a little sleepy but does not put them to sleep. Your child will be breathing on their own and can usually respond to simple requests, such as “Open” and “Close”.