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 throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to the provider. The medication will help you rest. Many of our patients sleep while receiving Sedation dental Care. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.