Oral sedation dentistry is a powerful tool that we use every day in the office. For a significantly lower cost we administer 2 tablets similar to strong Valium that will relax and often allow you to sleep through your procedure. Even better, most patients do not remember the procedure when it’s over. We use oral sedation for everything from cleanings to wisdom teeth. It’s a wonderful and less invasive way to approach dental work like tooth extraction and dental implants. We can even complete a root canal and a crown on the same tooth while you are asleep. Imagine waking up and going to eat on your new crown with no problems!
Will I be completely asleep?
Oral sedation truly affects everyone differently. Most often patients are able to sleep through their procedure. Some patients are simply more relaxed. We will often combine nitrous oxide with the medication to get a fully relaxed state. Regardless we allow for plenty of time for patients to be comfortable before we begin each procedure.
What medication do you use?
We administer two tablets of Halcion (Triazolam). Patients must come to the office 1 hour prior to beginning treatment to administer medicine and to be monitored with continuous blood pressure checks and a pulse oximeter. Halcion is an extremely safe drug with very few contraindications.