Physiological Responses to Intravenous Diazepam as a Sedative for Conservative DentistryBr Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5713.10 (Published 04 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:10
- T. E. J. Healy,
- John S. Robinson,
- M. D. Vickers
The physiological responses to intravenous diazepam and oral local analgesia for conservative dentistry have been assessed in 16 patients. Apart from a transient tachycardia during actual administration of the drug, no clinically significant changes occurred in the haemodynamic, respiratory, or metabolic status of the patients. In some patients there was a period of incompetence of the laryngeal closure reflex.