What is oral pre-medication? How does it help nervous patients?

26th April 2024 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

Oral pre-medication helps many nervous patients tolerate the treatments they need to have.

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Many of us feel nervous of going to the dentist.  For some of us, this prevents us from seeing the dentist at all, and receiving the treatment we really need. To help anxious patients, dentists sometimes recommend pre-medication with a sedative drug that induces a feeling of relaxation, which will allow you to feel calmer before and during your dental appointment.

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What is pre-medication?

For suitable patients, Dentist Aryaan Khalid prescribes a medication called Temazepam. It has a calming effect and will help you to relax while Aryaan repairs your teeth.

Aryaan, our experienced dentist, is able to offer anxious patients oral pre-medication. He uses a medication called Temazepam, which is given in tablet form. It is safe, easy to administer and will invoke a deep feeling of calm and relaxation, keeping you comfortable throughout the procedure, whilst you remain conscious and able to communicate with the dentist.

Temazepam works quickly and effectively, but does take some time to wear off, so you will need someone to escort you to and from your appointment, and stay with you while you recover.

Oral pre-medication is not suitable for everyone. When discussing your options with Aryaan, he will determine if you have any conditions, or take any medication, that would prevent you from being able to take Temazepam.

If you feel that you would like to explore receiving your dental treatment with the help of oral pre-medication, please contact the SpaDental Tewkesbury reception team. We will be happy to organise a consultation appointment with Aryaan.

Get in touch!

Pre-medication will help you feel relaxed and comfortable while the dentist is at work.

Talk with your dentist

Dentists know that nervous patients often avoid booking dental appointments.

Unfortunately avoiding the dentist may lead to an anxious patient experiencing dental pain requiring more time-consuming and potentially uncomfortable procedures than if the condition had been treated earlier.

If you are a nervous patient, be sure to visit a dentist and let them know. Be reassured they will not judge you, and will do whatever they can to help you feel comfortable again.

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