A 42-year-old member asked:
has anyone with an anxiety disorder ever gone to a sedation dentist where they give you a pill to take before your session?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Peter Karsant answered
39 years experience Dentistry
YES: There are also dentist who do hospital dentistry for these patients.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019
Dr. Max Arocha answered
18 years experience Dentistry
Oral Sedation : Taking an oral pill is "oral sedation dentistry" and involved the administration of oral sedative drugs to reduce patients fear and anxiety. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation. These oral sedation pills can be diazepam, triazolam, zaleplon, lorazepam, and hydroxyzine.
Answered on May 29, 2016
Dr. Matthew Kooyman answered
21 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes this is common: Oral sedation is very safe. Many times 1 to 3 pills are given to patient to take 60 to 90 minutes before the appointment. This helps the patient to be more relaxed and gets the sedation process started. It can take that long for the madication to start working. It is important for patients to follow all the directions given by their dentist.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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