Preanesthetic medication is medication administered prior to the induction of local anesthesia. The main rationale is to anxiety. A benzodiazepine such as diazepam 5 mg (adult patients) is administered orally 1 h before the procedure. Atropine 0.3 mg may be given intramuscularly in case of excessive salivary secretion. Ambulatory patients must be advised not to drive after a dental procedure if sedating premedication was used. Nitrous oxide-oxygen conscious sedation may be employed. Indications for conscious sedation are mild pain, fear and anxiety, excessive gag reflex, and prolonged treatment time (Paarman and Royer 2008).
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