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Easing Anxiety During Your Dental Visits


For many patients, stress and anxiety surrounding dental procedures can prevent them from getting the care they need. Greater Endodontics offers sedation options to keep anxiety at bay at the dentist, so you can get the oral care you need without stress and anxiety. One of the most popular sedation options we offer is the administration of anxiolytic medications. Anxiolytics are a safe and non–invasive way to ease stress or panic during procedures. Read on to learn more about anxiolytics side effects!

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What are Anxiolytic Drugs? Anxiolytics Side Effects


Anxiolytics are a safe and non–invasive medication used to ease stress or panic during dental procedures. Anxiolytics are commonly used to treat anxiety; some people may take them daily. However, anxiolytics can also be taken as a single dose before dental procedures to ease nervousness and put a patient in a calm, relaxed state of mind. Most anxiolytic medications prescribed for oral procedures are benzodiazepines such as Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), or Klonopin (clonazepam).

Anxiolytic Medications for Dental Procedures


Procedures such as root canals or other surgeries are often more anxiety–inducing than a regular dental checkup. Giving a single dose of an anxiolytic medication before treatment is one of the easiest and most popular sedation options. This option is typically selected for patients coming in for a shorter visit, such as a cavity filling. However, it can also help ease restlessness for those undergoing a longer procedure. Aside from treating anxiety, anxiolytic medications can also be helpful for patients with an especially sensitive gag reflex.

What to Expect From Anxiolytic Sedation


For a patient undergoing anxiolytic sedation, we typically prescribe a single dose of a medication to be taken approximately one hour before their appointment. Some medications act quickly, so patients may be instructed to wait to take the medication until they arrive at the office.

Patients taking an anxiolytic drug will need to be driven to and from their dental appointment. We also recommend that patients enlist a friend or family member to stay with them for up to four hours at home due to the temporary anxiolytics side effects.

A patient can expect to feel drowsy or relaxed during their appointment after taking an anxiolytic medication. The light sedative effects of the medicine should ease any stress the patient is feeling and make the visit more comfortable overall. Anxiolytics may cause sleepiness, but patients can expect to be fully responsive and conscious during the procedure. Anxiolytics' side effects like tiredness will wear off within several hours after the appointment.

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Had to go in for unbearable toothache and get a root canal. The team was so nice and so professional! They got me in same day and explained every part of the process, making sure I was comfortable. I recommend them 1,000%!
— Brandi Marie, Posted January 25th 2023 on google
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— Crystal, Posted January 24th 2023 on google
I went to a new dentist for a regular cleaning and was told I needed a root canal and had 8 cavities - quoted $4900. Outside of having one cavity my entire life, I have NEVER had any issues with my teeth. So, I was shocked. I ended up getting a second opinion who referred me to greater Endo. Their 3D CT scans can see m...
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i had a botched root canal and doctor Brockbank tried to fix it. it was good for a year but problems a sore again from it. i just got out of my appointment and he unfortunately couldn't fix it. i was charged nothing. i had a terrible experience when i was a kid so it stuck with me from then on out. he was a great docto...
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— Sadie Henderson, Posted October 7th 2022 on google
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Honestly, just for fun I would go and get a root canal from Dr. Matt LeCheminant. I was very nervous going into this procedure, and left with a huge half smile on my face (you know, because the other half was real numb). I was able to watch a a movie on the ceiling, and I truly remember more about the film than I do ab...
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I was referred to Dr. Facer after sustaining a fractured tooth in a biking accident. The staff was friendly, supportive, and great at communicating everything that was going on. Dr. Facer completed a phenomenal root canal on my tooth, all while dealing with the complicated factor of me having a broken jaw/limited openi...
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I'm so glad I went here. I can't say I enjoyed it or that it was comfortable but I had a tooth with really deep roots and I kept burning through the anesthesia. I think I counted 8 shots before I was done. However, I believe anyone else would have made this uncomfortable experience incredibly painful. Fortunately, ...
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Is Anxiolytic Sedation Right for Me?


As dental sedation specialists, we offer various sedation options for patients who struggle with anxiety during dental appointments. Anxiolytic medications are a safe and appropriate way to provide mild sedation to patients experiencing anxiety during their visits. Still, they're not the best method for everyone. Anxiolytics side effects may differ between patients, so Greater Endodontics offers several different methods of sedation that may be better suited for:

  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients who have a complex medical condition or history
  • Patients on other medication therapies that will adversely react when combined with anxiolytic drugs
  • Elderly patients
  • Patients that react adversely to benzodiazepines
  • Patients with a history of substance abuse concerns

At Greater Endodontics, we understand that the needs of every patient are unique. We work closely with each patient to determine the best route of sedation. If you are interested in treatment options to make your appointments more comfortable, we will work with you to determine if an anxiolytic medication is right for you.


Interested in Sedation Options? Contact Us With Further Questions About Anxiolytics Side Effects

Greater Endodontics understands how debilitating anxiety can be when seeking dental care. Our goal is to provide our patients with several sedation options to ensure that every procedure is as comfortable as possible. We never want someone to ignore dental health concerns due to anxiety, so we work with our patients to find the best solution to ease stress during visits. Schedule a consultation today and arrive at your next appointment with confidence.

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