Is sedation dentistry safe?
Oral sedation dentistry is one of the most popular choices for our patients who experience dental anxiety or fear about their treatment. At Trinity Dental Care, we always put the safety and health of our patients first. When you arrive for your sedation dentistry consultation, we will go over any medications you take and also review your medical history.
The truth is that sedation is completely safe for most healthy patients. All we need to do is make sure you don’t have drug interactions or medical conditions that the prescription medication could interact with.
We will also monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels throughout your appointment as an added measure of safety.
The purpose of sedation dentistry is to help patients enjoy better results from the anesthetic and reduced stress while we complete your procedure.
Sedation is also a great option for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have a strong gag reflex.
One safety measure to keep in mind is that you can’t drive yourself home after having oral sedation because you will feel drowsy and a bit dreamy for the rest of the day. Bring a trusted friend or family member to your appointment and plan on taking some time to recover.