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Registered: ‎08-23-2010

Re: Triazolam for dental procedure

@Ainhisg wrote:

UPDATE:  Please see a post from 1-26-22 for an update for those who are interested.

Has anyone taken Triazolam (Halcion) for a dental procedure?  If so, can you tell me about your experience with it?  

I am having a crown replaced tomorrow that was just put on in November.  It never fit right so is being replaced.  My tooth was incredibly sensitive plus it took 4 shots to numb me.  Even during the procedure, I would still sometimes feel sensitivity, and I was gripping the arms of the chair so hard that my knuckles were white.  lol  When I found out that it was going to have to be replaced, I told my dentist that he was going to have to put me out, because I couldn't take the sensitivity issue again.  (As a side note, I have gone to this dentist for 20 years and never had issues before, and I've had other crowns, an implant, fillings, etc.--it's just this one tooth with sensitivity.)

So I am taking one .25mg Triazolam tonight before bed and two an hour before my procedure tomorrow.  In addition, I am to take the extra two pills with me to the appointment just in case, and I am also having the gas.  Will I be so out of it by the time I get there that I'll just sit happily in the chair while the shots take effect, or will I be awake enough and able to focus that I should take a book to read, or ???  Just wondering what to expect.  My husband is taking me and picking me up and is staying with me all day.  




Maybe I am missing something here, but I don't understand why there was ANY sensitivity .... wasn't a root canal done first?   

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Triazolam for dental procedure

@Tinkrbl44 You don't have to have a root canal for a crown to replace a cracked tooth.