Anxiolysis is a form of oral sedation using a light sedative, such as Valium or Xanax. It is not as strong as oral conscious sedation, so it is recommended for those with mild to moderate anxiety. You will remain conscious for the procedure, but any tension and anxiety will fade away. You will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure as well. What can be a nerve-racking experience for some is morphed into a relaxing experience. Nitrous oxide sedation can also be used in conjunction with anxiolysis, if necessary.