Diazepam for dental procedures

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Some patients request medication prior to dental visits to help with feelings of anxiety. These are usually sedative medications such as Diazepam. GPs have no dental training, so we have limited knowledge of what is entailed in dental procedures. It is therefore not possible for us to determine which medications are safe to use, so we are unable to prescribe. 

Dentists have this specialist knowledge and are able to prescribe medications listed in the Dental Formulary. We therefore recommend that you speak to your dentist if you have any concerns about upcoming visits or procedures and they will be able to advise and/or prescribe where appropriate on a case by case basis.