General Rules for Safe Sedation
Sedation dentistry is one of our fortes here at Lynn Dental Care. We believe sedation dentistry is a great way for our patients to have the dental work they need without the worry and anxiety that often comes along with any medical procedure.
As a sedation patient, you’ll enter a relaxed state of consciousness, in which you are still responsive. This allows you to rest comfortably through your entire procedure, and to have very little memory of it afterward. Although sedation is incredibly safe, we take extra precautions and monitor our patients’ heart, blood pressure, and breathing throughout the entire procedure.
As a third-generation Dallas dentist, I take my patients’ comfort very seriously. I promise that my team and I will work our hardest to give you the best results possible from your sedation dentistry. As my patient, there are a few guidelines and things to know before coming in for your sedation appointment.
You will need to be accompanied to and from the office by a responsible adult that is able to help you walk and assist you in and out of your home, my office, and a car. They will also need to stay with you at home for at least a few hours after the procedure, just in case you need assistance. It is important to let me know if you’re taking any prescription medications before we administer your sedative.
Please follow these additional instructions:
- No eating or drinking after midnight the night before your appointment
- No eating or drinking the morning before your appointment
- No sedatives of any kind, including alcohol, 24 hours before or after the appointment
- No stimulants, including caffeine and nicotine, 24 hours before or after the appointment
- Wear loose and comfortable clothing for your dental visit
- Make sure you are not pregnant before undergoing sedation
- No nursing a baby for 24 hours after the appointment
- No driving a car or operating hazardous devices for 24 hours after the appointment
- No walking stairs, exercising, or heavy lifting for 24 hours after the appointment
- Do not make any important decisions (work) for 24 hours after the appointment
Please follow these instructions to ensure your well being during and after your sedation procedure. For more information on sedation dentistry, please visit my website. To schedule an appointment, please call my office.