Here are some of the FAQ we’ve received from our patients. Have additional questions or concerns, call us: 203-883-4433
No. You will feel nothing!
The medicines that we use for oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are designed to make you comfortable and not aware of your environment. As such you cannot drive a car, operate machinery, stand on a ladder, ride a bicycle or do any activity that requires fully conscious awareness or judgment until the next day after sedation dentistry. That includes making important business or personal decisions. You will need to be accompanied to and from the office directly home where you will spend the remainder of the day sleeping and letting the sedation medicines pass out of your system.
You must refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the day before other than taking any routine medication. (This will be gone over in detail at your consultation visit prior to any sedation.) When you arrive at the office you will be given medication and escorted to the dental room where you will be seated and made comfortable with a soft blanket and placed on a medical pulse oximeter to monitor your vital signs. When you are at a comfortable state, we will take care of your dental needs. When the dental work is completed you will be awakened so that your companion can take you home.
After experiencing sedation dentistry most of our patients say something like, “That was so amazing. If I knew it would be so easy, I would have done it years ago.” All of your work can be done with sedation if you prefer. But we find that many of our patients eventually start to feel so much more comfortable that they feel great about having subsequent visits completed without sedation.