Understanding Dental Sedation : How to Prepare for IV Sedation at the Dentist

Understanding Dental Sedation : How to Prepare for IV Sedation at the Dentist


After your dentist has evaluated your for
IV sedation and you’ve medically cleared in order to have this procedure, there are a
couple of important precautions that need known prior to your sedation. One, is we recommend
that you wear loose fit clothing so that you’re nice and comfortable. You cannot wear any
sort of jewelry or nail polish. And, you need to be as comfortable as possible when you
come in. So, that again nothing is restrictive. Other things that we will need to know, is
if there’s any major changes in your medical history between the time that you’re evaluated
and the actual sedation procedure. We need to know that as well. It’s also important
that you bring an escort with you. Because, you will be put in such a relaxed state that
typically after the procedure you will still be in a relaxed state that will not allow
you to be able to drive or make any sort of major decisions or certainly go to work. It’s
because of that, that we encourage you that an escort needs to come with you. They stay
with you during the duration of the procedure and they have to leave with you. We also encourage
you to not eat or drink anything for approximately six to eight hours prior to the procedure.
That is to ensure the patient’s safety, so that nothing occurs during the procedure.
It’s with these sort of precautions that we can deliver adequate sedation and ensure that
you?re comfortable, relaxed and able to be returned back in a state that is comfortable
to you and something pleasant to remember.

Author: Kevin Mason

4 thoughts on “Understanding Dental Sedation : How to Prepare for IV Sedation at the Dentist

  1. I never had to miss a meal for iv sedation, or anesthesia, but I have miss meal, because of my stupid ASS-Father. I'm lucky to eat just breakfast on weekends. Breakfast, & Lunch on school days.

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