Relaxation Dentistry or “Anxiolysis” is a chemically induced state of decreased anxiety. You will be awake, but more relaxed. Oral medications used are Valium, Xanax, Halcion, and nitrous oxide gas. These medications will help the anxious patient take the edge off and make your dental treatments more pleasant. When you come in, we’ll take the time to thoroughly outline your options, explaining how each works and what side effects you can expect. The pre and post-op instructions are located on the home page and can be printed.