Allowing our patients the opportunity to take premedication before their appointment is one of the ways we can make dentistry more comfortable for those who have high levels of anxiety or are in for a long appointment.
Anxiolysis (which can also be referred to as Minimal Sedation) is used for relieving anxiety during dental treatment. It helps to make you feel relaxed, calm, and sleepy. The types of medications we prescribe for this purpose are Lorazepam and Temazepam. It is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens).
Some important things to note while you prepare for your appointment if you wish to have premedication beforehand:
The conditions above are for your safety. Failure to follow them puts yourself, your dentist and our clinic at risk. For this reason if any of the above conditions are not followed we may not be able to prescribe minimal sedation medication.