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Sep
14

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist About Sedation

Sedation in the dental office is a very good thing! Thanks to a variety of sedation techniques, you can safely relax and even snooze your way through the scariest of procedures.

However, it’s not a great idea to simply jump into a sedation procedure without knowing what’s involved. Your dental team will do a great job making sure you’re comfortable! But the process is a LOT smoother when you know what’s going on.

Here are four questions you can ask your dentist to make sure you know what you’re getting into.

  1. How Do My Medications Affect My Sedation Options?

Dental sedation that uses some form of medication can interact with your current medications in a dangerous way. Talking openly with your dentist about how these medications interact will help you avoid dangerous confusion.

  1. What Should I Do to Prepare for Sedation?

Find out whether you need to take a medication before your appointment, and if so, when. Also ask about when you can eat before your appointment and arranging transportation.

  1. How Can I Communicate During the Procedure?

Most sedation techniques used in dentistry keep you conscious during treatment. You will be very relaxed and shouldn’t feel a thing. Just in case, make sure you and the dental team understands certain signals. This way, you can safely let them know what you need while having treatment.

  1. What Should I Do After the Procedure to Safely Recover?

Your dental office will have practical suggestions for

A little sedation can go a long way in helping you feel better about visiting the dentist! Call your local dentist for more information on the sedation options available to you.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 980-6336

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