Is sedation dentistry safe?
When a patient comes to us interested in sedation dentistry it is usually because they have had a negative experience in the past or because they have an unexplained phobia of the dentist. Don’t worry. We don’t take it personally!
Checking Your Medical History
When we consider sedation dentistry as an option for your dental treatment, we will ask you to fill out an extensive medical history. Having an extensive medical history, including any prescription drugs or health issues, allows us to ensure your safety and the efficacy of sedation for your particular case.
Once we have your medical history, Dr. Jeffrey Robertson will carefully review it, looking for any conditions or medications that might be of concern when having oral sedation.
While every drug, medical, or dental procedure has its risks, oral sedation is very safe for most healthy patients. It is milder than IV sedation and though you will still need someone to drive you home after your procedure, the side-effects are minimal. You should plan to relax for the rest of the day after you have sedation. Do not make any big decisions or operate a vehicle, for your safety and the safety of others.
You will likely find yourself completely back to normal the next day and you may have little memory of your treatment.