Oral Sedation

If you are have dental anxiety or have a fear of dentist, oral sedation is an option of concsious sedation that may be administered by your dentist to help calm down your mind and body whilst you are having treatment. With mild sedation using oral medications, you remain awake but do not feel as tense or stressed. The oral sedative is typically a type of benzodiazepine that decreases activity in the parts of the brain that controls fear and anxiety.

At BIDH oral and dental implant center, a registered nurse will be present to monitor you throught the oral sedation process alongside your dentist and dental assistant.

Benefits of Conscious Sedation by Oral Medication

  • Non-invasive and easy to administer as a pill medication is prescribed to you taken orally.
  • There is no needles unlike for IV sedation and general anesthesia.
  • Causes amnesia  with little memory of the dental treatment suited for individuals suffering from mild to moderate dental fear, dental anxiety or fear of pain.
  • It is safe and less likely to experience side effects.
  • You are still conscious and able to respond to your dentist instructions but you will feel drowsy. Therefore, you are able to have multiple dental procedures done including non-surgical treatments. General anesthesia is normally reserved for surgery typed treatments.

Limitations of Oral Sedation

  • For oral sedation, the sedation is not immediately effective. individuals do have to wait for an hour or more before feeling calm.
  • The level of sedative dosage is not easily adjusted or changed based on patient feedback and feeling as the conscious sedation takes time to become effective.
  • Each individuals metabolism has a different reaction to the sedative medication, therefore how long and how effective the sedative is to eah person will differ that is not easily controlled by your dentist.

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If you have anxiety for dental treatment, do highlight this to your dentist will assess on sedation dentistry options. Pill sedation is one of the three sedation methods that your dentists may recommend to help calm individuals done for dental treatment. 

BIDC dental implant center and oral surgery center follows American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) workflow procedure for sedative dentistry. A registered nurse at BIDH dental hospital monitors and are trained to look after our dental sedation cases.

1. Assessment and Sedation Arrangement

Before any dental sedation procedure is started, an health and history assessment is always done by your dentist, nurse or anesthesiologist. If oral sedation is opted and assessment is clear, this may be done during the same day or next appointment visit. Your dentist will then prescribe you anti-anxiety medication and provide instructions on when to take the sedative medication.

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2. Patient preparation

For oral sedative, you will need to either arrive 1 hour plus in advance to take the prescribed medication. After taking the sedative medication, it typically takes around an hour before the drug is in effect and dental treatment may be started. If alternative arrangements is made to take the medication prior to arrival, please do ensure that you have someone drive you to your appointment.

3. Care during dental sedation

Once the sedative is in effect, dental treatment is started. A registered nurse will be present in your treatment room with your dentist to monitor your oxygenation saturation, ventilation and respiratory rate, blood pressure and heart rate at regular intervals.

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3. Care after dental treatment and sedation

After completion of your dental works, the nurses checks on your conscious state before discharge. 

oral Sedation RECOVERY

How long does it take for oral sedation to be removed out of your body system?

For oral sedation, there is a recovery period of 20 – 30 minutes before you are discharged to be taken home by your companion. The sedative drugs will gradually and normally wear off within 24 hours. It is important that you do not drive a vehicle, operate machinery, make important decisions or do complicated tasks or responsibilities during the first day.

What are the side effects of Oral Sedation?

As with all sedation options, it is possible that you may experience some effects. The side effects for oral sedation is normally mild or unlikely but possible:

  • Drowsiness and sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headaches
  • parital memory loss

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Why should you choose BIDH thailand dental center for sedative dentistry?

Hospital-based Patient Safety Standards 

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Having sedation dentistry assures on patient safety. As BIDH dental hospital is a licensed hospital, its sterilization and treatment standards surpasses that of a dental clinic. We abide by international patients safety goals and we have a quality team that specially manages, trains and monitors on quality, infection prevent and control indicators. This ensure our patients are professionally treated consistently.

Sedation can be a critical procedure. To assure that you are in safe hands, the safety standards of your selected medical provider and the qualifications of your doctors with a valid clear license is important that we verify for at our dental hospital.

Licensed Anesthesiologist and Registered Nurses


BIDH prides itself on having a top dental team. We select our dentists, doctors and nurses based on their certification and skilled experienced. Our anesthesiologist doctor is anesthesiologist board certified and our registerd nurses are instructed on emergency care.

Each of oral surgeons and implantologists at BIDH dental sedation clinic hospital has more than 10 years of experience. Many are international speakers and dental experts in their field of specializations who lecturers and trains other dentists within Thailand.

Specially Designed Operating Theatres for Dentistry and Oral Surgeries

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Our operating theatre at BIDH dental hospital is specially designed for dentistry and oral surgeries. We following hospital standards on clean zones, sterilization and are fully-equipped for emergency situations with trained ACLS nurses.

As a specialist hospital, we focus solely on one medical area - excellence in dentistry. Part of Thailand's largest and award-winning dental network group, we have consolidated know-how across the dental sector with first-rate resources to be the best at what we do at our dental sedation clinic department.

One-Stop Dental Service Center

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Our dental sedation services, oral surgery and dental implant center is a one-stop dental center. We provide a weide full range of dental services engaging Thailand's premier elites specialists.

BIDH dental hospital has its own dedicated on-site ceramic dental laboratory within its dental building. This shortern treatment timings as prostheses teeth work can be controlled, adjusted and delivered for you without queues. Regardless of surgical and aesthetic dental treatment. We service our patients as effiicent to the best of our abilities as possible.

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Make an advance appointment to enquire if moderate sedation with IV is approprite for you or dental anxiety needs.

Conclusions – oral sedation

Oral sedation is a simple and low cost option for patients who may be anxious or fearful of dental treatments. Unlike general anesthesia and IV sedation that is deeper, oral sedation is non-invasive and may be done for multiple dental treatment procedures by sessions.

Your dentist assesses you for oral sedation and a pill is prescribed to make your feel calm. The sedation and dental works are done within the treatment room as per normal with any normal treatment.

BIDH dental hospital leads the way as Thailand’s specialized oral and dental implant center. The bangkok dental clinics provides oral sedation dentistry suited for genreal dental treatments including oral surgery treatments, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry .

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Dental sedation options offered BIDH thailand dental center.

Mimimal sedation

Oral sedation whereby you conscious and in a relaxed state.

Moderate sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a sem-conscious or twilight state

Deep Sedation and GA

In a deep sleep and in an unconscious state.