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Oral Sedation

 This Oral Medication used for Oral Conscious Sedation in dentistry are from a group of drugs known as Benzodiazapines. Not only do these medications have a sedative effect they also have some degree of  amnesic effect for most people. Patients remember little or nothing about their dental appointment.

Advantages to Dental Oral Sedation:

  • Easy to administer: Swallow a small pill 
  • It is safe and easy to monitor
  • Works well for most people
  • Low Cost

Disadvantages of Dental Oral Sedation:

  • The level of Sedation is not easily changed
  • Someone must drive you to and from your dental appointment
  • There is no analgesic (pain relief effect)

What medications are used for Dental Oral Sedation?

  • The most common medication is Halcion (triazolam). Halcion provides a deep level of relaxation and amnesia effect. 
  • For children the most common medication is Versed (Medazolan) which is a liquid.

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