conscious sedation is not traumatic. they call it conscious sedation, and you are technically awake, but it doesn't seem like it because it gets rid of your memory of the event. they also can make them sleep during it if they want, like if he gets too restless. it is better than general, but the drs are lazy i guess. i was referring to fluoride in toothpaste, but doesn't sound like you use the kind with it in. that and in water, but you probably don't let him drink tap water.