Oral Sedation Can Help You Feel Relaxed While Receiving Dental Services


At Forest Hills Dental Centre in Langley, we know that many patients feel nervous about dental visits. Whether you’re someone who experiences a fear of needles, has a strong gag reflex, or feels reluctant to visit our office due to dental fear or anxiety, oral sedation may be an ideal option for you.

How does oral sedation work?

Oral sedation is taken by mouth in pill form about an hour before a dental appointment is scheduled to begin. The exact dosage will be determined by our dentist and is based on factors such as the patient’s weight, age, and medical history. Once administered, patients may feel drowsy during the procedure, but they will still be able to respond to questions and requests from our team.

What medications are used for oral sedation?

The most common type of medication used for oral sedation is called benzodiazepines. This class of drugs includes medications such as diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), and triazolam (Halcion). Benzodiazepines work by binding to receptors in the brain that are responsible for anxiety and relaxation.

Is everyone a candidate for oral sedation?

Most people who are healthy and have no medical conditions that contraindicate the use of oral sedation are likely to be good candidates for this type of treatment. However, it is important to tell us about any medications you are taking, as well as any medical conditions you have, so that we can determine if oral sedation is right for you.

Get in touch with Forest Hills Dental Centre to learn more about oral sedation and to find out if it is an option for you. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

Contact Forest Hills Dental Centre About Oral Sedation Today

  • Reduce anxiety before and during a dental visit
  • Receive the dosage you need to feel calm and relaxed
  • Remain awake and responsive during your service(s)
  • Ensure that receive the treatments & procedures you need
  • Prioritize your oral health!


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