Well being benzo' naive, I'd be inclined to take 5mg and see how you feel after 30 minutes or so before taking the other 5mg. You will be in control, you will not embarrass yourself with inappropriate comments and you will probably go home and go to sleep or you will be really relaxed and smiley. The following day you will be back to normal.
PS. I would not recommend driving as as soon as the source of anxiety is gone, you will feel relaxed and sleepy.
Take care and all the best with your procedure.
2 Feb 2016
dn88; This is a very common use for VALIUM at the dentist it really well get you into the dentist get your teeth taken care of and no it does not have a long life you well be fine even before the novocaine wears off, They even use this dose on young kids you have nothing to worry about and well remember but it kicks in fast and well leave your system that evening I have filled many prescriptions the only thing is have someone drive you to the dentist and take you back home
2 Feb 2016
dn88 I was prescribed Valium once for a dental procedure. It actually didn't even phase me - at least I don't think it did. But I did have my husband drive. I have another dental procedure coming up, and this is a new dentist - they offered to give me a couple of different kinds of meds that would basically knock me out. I asked them about Valium, and they had no response. I do have 2 of them left from my other procedure (since I only took 1 of them). So I plan to take that right before I go. I can't stand for my tongue to me numb and get that gag reflex, and that is part of my panic disorder, so makes things bad. You will be absolutely fine for your party. Good luck, and let us know how it goes. StarGlitter