Oral Sedation - Bracken Ridge Dental

Oral Sedation

Quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your dental procedure.

Oral sedation involves a medication called Temazepam (a relative to Valium), that is taken at our dental office 1 hour prior to your dental appointment. Temazepam will quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your dental procedure.

Patients who choose oral sedation will usually drift into a very relaxed and semi-drowsy state while still remaining awake in order to respond to the dentist’s questions and commands. At the same time, they feel completely worry-free.

Oral sedation takes a few hours to wear off. You will need a driver to take you home after the procedure.

If you would like to have sedation dentistry, ring us on (07) 32612405 and arrange a time to meet our dentists in Brisbane for a consultation. You can also contact us today for an appointment, or book an appointment here.

Advantages of Oral Sedation

  • Easy to administer. All you have to do is swallow 1-3 tablets an hour prior to the appointment. In the meantime, you can relax in our patient lounge. You can even pick a movie of your choice for the appointment!
  • Safe. Being a medication regulated by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration), it is very unlikely to experience complications. Our experienced dentists also work routinely with these medications, so you’ll be in safe hands.
  • Amnesia. Due to the strong effects of the medication, some patient have little to no memory of the procedure. This is great for patients who have a bad dental fear.
  • You remain awake and responsive.

Is it suitable for me?

Many of our patients benefit from oral sedation, in particular when:

  • longer appointments are required to complete extensive work/surgery
  • they are very anxious/have dental phobia
  • poor dental experiences in the past
  • have a low pain threshold and/or bad gag reflex

Or alternatively, laughing gas is also an option for our anxious patients! Click here to read more about it.