What Everyone Should Know About Oral Sedation Medication

A patient about to swallow an oral sedation medication...If you have a dental procedure scheduled and we feel that you would benefit from oral sedation, being familiar with some of the most common options is helpful. These medications include: Valium®, Halcion®, Ativan®, Versed®, Vistaril®, and Sonata®. With the exception of Vistaril and Sonata, all of these medications belong to a class of drugs called Benzodiazepines that are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, agitation, and even muscle spasms. Learn more about these medications including a brief description and how long they should affect you in “Oral Sedation Dentistry.”

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