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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves the use of drugs called sedatives to calm a patient or put them in a relaxed state during their dental treatments. Sedatives work by suppressing the central nervous system to allow patients to feel relaxed and have a comfortable dental experience.

What to expect

An oral sedative is taken in the form of a pill before the start of your dental procedure. The dosage can be adjusted to procedure for a mild to moderate sedation effect. Commonly prescribed medications include Halcion and Ativan. The oral sedative will make you feel more relaxed and drowsy, and the drowsiness will last for some time after your procedure. We always recommend to have someone drive you and pick you up from your appointment, as it is not safe to be driving when taking an oral sedative. 



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