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How many Valium tabs should I take before root canal?

Last time I had a crown at my dentist and took 2 5mg tabs of valium . Did not even feel relaxed at all. Have a root canal tomorrow. How may can I take and hoe long does it take to work I am 250 lb female. I usually do nitrous but they have none. I want to feel like I dont care but not totally messed up. If I try 15mg 1 hr before and I get there and I need another one how long will it take to work?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting the query,

Valium is used to treat anxiety disorders, musle spasms , siezures.
Take valium exactly as prescribed by your doctor do not take larger or smaller amounts for longer then recommended.
Call the doctor at once if you feel that the medicine is not working or if you think you need to use more dose than usual.
Generally for relief of symptoms of anxiety the recommended dose is 2-10mg , 2-4 times daily.
I would suggest you to concern a doctor before taking the drug.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.
You shoud get the medication prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take it by yourself.
RCT is not a painful procedure.
Relax yourself and go for treatment
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Generally root canal treatment is done under the effect of local anesthetic,this is done by injecting anesthetic agent in close proximity to the nerve trunk ,so that it prevents conduction of any pain impulses in that area.

Therefore, in this case you might experience pressure on your teeth but no pain.

Root canal is done in three to four sittings, and each sitting takes around 20 to 25 minutes ,based upon stages of treatment.

Now a days single sitting root canal treatment is also done with painless technique.I would suggest you to go for that.

you will have to look for an endodontist to get this treatment done,painlessly and successfully.

i would also suggest please avoid self medication in any case.

self increase or decrease in drug dosage might put you in trouble,therefore consult your physician before taking it.

Hope it helps.

Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
valium /diazepam is usually prescribed to relieve pts of anxity and also used as muscle relaxant and mild pain killer
so what i would suggest is that you take the prescribed amount only that is prescribed by the dentist as overdose may have its own side effects that includes unusual behaviour , agitataion ,hostility etc
so what i would suggest is that dont go beyond 5 mg dose for a root canal treatment
keep calm ,root canal is a simple procedure that will end in no time and with very little pain
best of luck
Answered: Sat, 3 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Indu Thakur's  Response
hi, first of all i would like to know why are you using VALIUM? ARE these tablets got prescribed by pschylogist to treat anxietic episodes? suggested dosage by your doctor must be taken .dosage should not be exceeded or lowered in any circumstances .if this problem is concerning consult your pcshycologist prior to your appointment with your dentist. hope this helps out.
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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