Oral Sedation

  • Christopher Haxhi
  • Michael T. GoupilEmail author


Dental phobia can cause patient populations to avoid regular dental care throughout their lifetime. In this modern era, where, culturally, there is more emphasis on comfort, feelings, and avoiding situations that may be uncomfortable, the demand for sedation in dentistry and oral surgery has increased exponentially. This chapter is designed to familiarize clinicians with their sedation medication arsenal, the pharmacologic effects of these drugs, and techniques for safely providing oral sedation. The goal of oral sedation is to relieve dental phobia and increase compliance during the treatment time.


Sedation General anesthesia Benzodiazepines Diazepam Alprazolam Midazolam Lorazepam Triazolam Promethazine Hydroxyzine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UCLA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery DepartmentLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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