You have chosen to have oral sedation for your dental treatment, common procedures that are considered quite safe. If you are pregnant, you are NOT a candidate for Sedation; nevertheless, any anesthesia carries some risks, and the common risks are noted below for your review before you consent to its use:
- Allergic reactions (previously unknown) to any of the medications used.
- The effects of the anesthetic or sedative medications may cause prolonged drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache, visual disturbances, amnesia, and nausea. Nausea and vomiting, although not common, are potential side effects of anesthesia. Bed rest and sometimes medications may be required for relief.
- You MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for several hours until you have recovered sufficiently to care for yourself. During recovery time (normally 24 hours),
you should not drive operate complicated machinery or devices to make important decisions, including watching children and cooking. ABSOLUTELY NO RECREATIONAL DRUGS OR ALCOHOL 24 hours before or after treatment.
- You must report any and all personal illness or allergies (including diabetes)-no matter how insignificant they may seem.
- You must also disclose any medication or drugs, prescribed or recreational, you have taken within the last three weeks, including but not limited to heroin, crack, cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine, Percocet, opium, and/or marijuana.
Be on time for your appointment. Patients who are breastfeeding need to prepare for feedings post-appointment; pump and discard for a minimum of 24 hrs after being sedated.
Sedation is intended to make your dental treatment a comfortable experience. It is suitable for most people, but if you are not in good health or if you are taking medication, you need to let us know, so the sedation can be modified to suit your needs.