Methods of dental sedation have evolved through the years so that now almost everyone can find an appropriate option. Safety will always be the number one concern of dental professionals who may recommend one type of dental sedation over another. When you are having the discussion it will be important to share pertinent information with your dentist and his staff of assistants.
If you are being treated for a medical condition let your dentist know and provide him with a record of any medications, prescribed or over the counter, that you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking, including vitamin supplements. Your dentist will also need to know the prescribed dosages for all the meds that you have listed.
A lot of dental patients dread the thought of having a needle injected into their gum tissue but taking a sedation pill beforehand can make it easier. The sedative isn’t a pain reliever in itself but it can reduce the anxiety level so that the patient will be better able to cope with having the actual injection.
If you decide to take advantage of oral sedation there are some things you should do to prepare for your procedure. Your dentist may instruct you for instance, to restrain from eating or drinking for several hours prior to your appointment. That and other restrictions will depend on the type of sedation you will be taking.
Learn more about sedation dentistry options from the professionals of Rippe Dental Associates in Centennial, CO. Call 303-779-9876 today.