Sedation is offered for those who are very anxious about dental treatment. Midazolam is usually the agent used which is administered orally or intravenously (injection in the arm).
Sedation is safe for most people but there are strict protocol used for the administration of the agent.
It is a very useful addition during treatment, but there is a residual effect after the appointment. People cannot continue with their normal activities on the day of receiving sedation. This option and costs can be discussed at the consultation appointment.