Re: pill for sedation
Obviously, there are many different drugs available and different ways to use them. That being said, I disagree with those that have written above that it takes longer to "wake up" from the typical dental IV sedation. My experience has been that coming out of light, conscious IV sedation (we're talking where you're asleep and don't remember a thing, which is a deeper sedation than nitrous/valium, but still breathing, etc. completely on your own) is quite rapid with very little or no after effects. Once the needle is out of your arm, you immediately start to clear the drugs and wake up.... again, no waiting around for the estimated dosage of oral sleep sedative to wear off.
Last edited by Doppler4000; 01-12-2004 at 12:01 PM.