Is sedation dentistry safe?
Before we offer you any type of sedation dentistry, we will take a full medical history to make sure that sedation dentistry will work for you and to avoid any drug interactions.
For most patients, our mildest form of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide, is completely safe. Because it enters and leaves your system quickly, you don’t need to worry about residual effects or many drug interactions. Only a few conditions, including respiratory illnesses, may keep you from using nitrous oxide safely.
For patients needing a deeper form of sedation, we offer oral conscious sedation, which involves prescribed medication that you will take prior to your treatment. For most healthy patients, oral sedation is a great option to provide greater comfort and well-being while you have your treatment. We will monitor you closely during your appointment to ensure your safety. You will remain conscious and responsive, while still being completely relaxed.
Certain medications and medical conditions are not compatible with oral sedation dentistry. We will ask you questions about your medications and health before we prescribe any medication from our office.
Our main goals are your health and safety. Sedation dentistry can provide you with options when it comes to relieving your dental anxiety and allowing you to remain relaxed for your dental treatment.