Minimal Sedation at VanEndo
Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? Oral sedation may be used to help certain patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures at VanEndo. If you feel nervous about your root canal procedure, our endodontists can help you determine if dental sedation is the right option for you.
At VanEndo, we do everything we can to help patients with high anxiety about dental visits feel comfortable and relaxed during their endodontic appointments.
Please review the attached documents before your appointment. You are required to sign a consent form prior to taking anti-anxiety medicine in the office.
The most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications used in dentistry belong to the “benzodiazepine” family. Drugs such as Ativan or Triazolam relieve anxiety and induce a state of calm and relaxation.
It is very important to have a physician's permission to use anti-anxiety pills. Make sure you tell your doctor or dentist if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Alcohol or drug abuse or dependence, or history of
- Breathing problems or lung disease
- Depression, or history of
- Sleep apnea
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Do you experience severe anxiety?
You are not alone, and dental sedation may help alleviate your fears so you can get the dental treatment you need.