4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist before Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry can be a scary experience for some. Even though dentists always make sure to add just enough sedative so you won’t feel a thing, if you want to be extra sure, you’ll want to ask your dentist these following four questions beforehand.

  1. Should I visit my family doctor before the procedure? Sometimes the cause of a dental or gum problem is due to a vitamin deficiency or other conditions. Denver sedation dentists should be able to tell whether that’s the case, but ask just to be safe.
  2. What medical information do you need from me? Since you’re going to visit your family doctor anyway, take a short medical exam to ensure you have no allergies to the dentist’s sedative or anything else they might use in the procedure. Also make sure to inform your dentist of any side medications you are taking.
  3. Are there any side effects to this procedure? Your dentist should be able to warn you of anything that might go wrong if the operation doesn’t proceed correctly.
  4. Will the sedative be local or general? Some sedatives used in oral sedation dentistry are very strong, so you should ask the practitioner what kind they will use.
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