Oral sedation involves a medication called Temazepam (a relative to Valium), that is taken at our dental office 1 hour prior to your dental appointment. Temazepam will quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your dental procedure.
Patients who choose oral sedation will usually drift in and out of sleep and are able to wake up in order to respond to the dentist’s questions and commands. At the same time, they feel completely worry-free.
Oral sedation takes a few hours to wear off. You will need a driver to take you home after the procedure.
Oral sedation is a safe and effective way to help patients relax. Just by taking the sedative orally one hour prior to their dental treatment, patients will have a more comfortable experience in the dental chair.