ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION
Dr. Karlin can provide our patients a way to relax during dental procedures. I prescribe a pill, called Halcion, which can place you in a relaxed state during periodontal treatment. You will be awake during the treatment, but you will feel less anxiety and more relaxed. You will require an escort to assist you to and from the office. You will feel the effects of the medication several hours after you leave the office so you will need to be at home and not working for that day. If you feel anxious about a procedure or feel that that you need something to help sedate you, ask Dr. Karlin about conscious sedation and the benefits it can provide for you.