Anesthesia - conscious
Conscious sedation is usually safe. However, if you are given too much of the medicine, problems with your breathing may occur. A doctor or nurse will be watching you during the whole procedure.
Health care providers always have special equipment to help you with your breathing, if needed. Onlhy certain qualified health professionals can provide conscious sedation.
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