Oral Conscious Sedation
Is Oral Sedation Right for You?
- Do you have anxiety or fear to have necessary dental care done?
- Do you have teeth very sensitive to touch?
- Are you a gagger?
If you answer “yes”, oral sedation may be a
‘need’ and not a want at this time.
Many people avoid dental appointments because of fear and anxiety. This avoidance may cause unwanted problems that may affect the health to their whole body. Oral sedation alleviates that fear and make your dental visits be a pleasant experience.
Advantages of Oral Sedation:
- Easy to take: ‘you only have to take a pill’
- Oral sedation limits memory; yes amnesia effects. The sights and smells of your dental appointment will be forgotten. Only happy visits.
- More involved dental care can be done in less time.
Are There Side Effects?
- Forgetfulness (amnesia)
- Impaired thinking
- Lack of coordination, which can lead to an unsteady gait and increase the risk of falls
What is the Oral Sedation Medication Called?
Dr. Charanduk recommends the medication halcion or triazolam. Triazolam helps anxious patients to relax before and during dental procedures. It can improve sleep the night before a procedure.
Can I Drive Taking Triazolam?
If your doctor has prescribed triazolam to help you relax for your dental appointment, you must have an adult come with you to the dentist’s office and take you home. Dr. Charanduk recommends not to drive for 24 hours after taking triazolam.
Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Triazolam?
Do not drink alcohol while taking triazolam. The combination can result in increased sedation. You could even become unconscious.
Can I Eat Anything?
Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking triazolam. Drinking grapefruit juice may increase the effects of the medicine and result in excessive sedation.
Am I Monitored While Taking Triazolam?
Yes, a blood pressure cuff will be used to observe very carefully all your vitals to make your visit go smoothly.
Everyone has different needs: To help Dr. Charanduk make your dental experiences a distant memory you need to make him aware of all other medications you are taking and health conditions you may have. Together your dreams will come true making your dental experiences a distant memory.