During the initial consultation, you and the dentist talk about the sedation options available at the dental clinic. The dentist discusses your health history, often asking about medications and supplements you could be taking. Based on the information gathered, the dentist makes sedation recommendations depending on your particular dental care needs.
Before Sedation Dentistry
Mostly, you should not drink or eat anything for not less than six hours prior to the appointment. Tell the dentist if you are taking blood thinners since you may be asked to skip them for a few days before the procedure.
During Sedation Dentistry
A dentist gives you sedative medications moments before starting the procedure. After you are given the sedative and are already feeling comfortable, local anesthesia is received to numb the gums and teeth.
The dentist then performs the procedure you have been booked for. You will be comfortable and have no pain since the sedatives and local anesthesia are doing their job.
Sedation dentistry will allow you to have several procedures at once during an appointment. It also shortens the time it takes to have the procedure since you don't interrupt the dentist. Besides, sedatives are essential if you have been avoiding seeing a dentist.
After Sedation Dentistry
If you are receiving laughing gas, you may not require someone to drive you home once you are through with the appointment. Some sedatives like IV and oral sedation take time to wear off. Therefore, you cannot drive yourself home. You need to have a friend or family member drive you home and take care of the little errands before you get back to normal once the sedative wears off.
Talk to our dentist if you are planning to have a procedure and want to know the sedation options available. We will guide you on what to do and what is expected. Based on your case, we will determine what sedation to use. Once we are done with the treatment, we will provide aftercare instructions.
Since sedatives take some time to disperse from the body, you may want to avoid things like eating or drinking hot foods or beverages because you may not feel their temperature. As such, you could burn and hurt your mouth. Contact us today.
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