Oral Triazolam for major dental surgery? Will it work? Will I feel and experience everything that is happening?
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Should be performed under conscious sedation
Conscious is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will remain in a “twilight” state, and can respond to commands, but remember little of the procedure. Conscious sedation lets you feel no pain, recover quickly, and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.
All-on-4 Sedation Technique
Oral Triazolam could very well put you in a deeply relaxed state. Because this drug works on a specific type of receptor in the body, some patients may be resistant to it. Furthermore, it may be difficult to control the effects as would be possible with IV sedation. Another option is to use a multi-drug regimen with IV sedation. Of course, the provider would have to have a special state license in order to perform this. My recommendation for All-on-4 cases is IV conscious sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation VS IV Conscious Sedation
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Conscious sedation with triazolam
if you still have concerns and are sure that you want to be completely "knocked out", then you may want to have the procedure done by a dentist that provides IV sedation or true general anesthesia.
I hope that you found this information to be helpful,
Triazolam sedation is dependent on dose
I have worked with anesthesiologists also & prefer it that way so I can focus on surgery rather than your heart rate, breathing and level of sedation. In the end it is your level of anxiety that will dictate the level you choose.
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