Anxiolysis, is anxiety relief that occurs after you have been given medicine. This medicine, (ex: valium) is used in dentistry to help patients with mild to moderate anxiety. A patient using this form of oral sedation will remain conscious for the procedure, but will not experience tension and anxiety. Patients can speak and breathe on their own during the procedure and can find the procedure to be a relaxing experience. Once the procedure is complete, the patient should have someone with them for 24 hours and refrain from driving for that period.
If the thought of having dental work brings a level of anxiety that prevents you from having the treatment you require, call us! We will be happy to help you to explore our anxiety free options for dentistry.