For certain patients, even a routine dental procedure or cleaning can cause extreme worry. That is why at Eastpoint Dental our doctors have been trained in sedation dentistry using an oral medication. This medicine is called Triazolam, and it is taken one hour before your visit. The drug has almost no side effects or interactions with other medications you may be taking. It lasts 2-4 hours, and while sedated, you can respond to verbal commands and are conscious.
Sedation allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive treatment. For those with severe anxiety, this may be the answer for you. One of the additional benefits is that this medicine has an amnesia quality which for most patients, tends to prevent any memory of the visit. Other benefits include:
- Enhances the effectiveness of anesthetic, decreases gagging, decreases joint and muscle soreness, allows treatment to be provided in a shorter time, decreasing the total number of visits