Sedation Dentistry In Greensboro, NC
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental procedure at Evergreen Dental Co., sedation dentistry from Dr. Tariq Jah is the best way to stay calm and comfortable. We provide oral conscious sedation for our patients. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and learn more about anxiety-free dentistry with sedation dentistry in Greensboro.
Did you know…
Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was first used in the early 1800s, and laughing gas is still one of the most common types of dental sedation today.
What To Expect From The Sedation Process
Before you can be sedated, you’ll meet with Dr. Jah to discuss your health history, allergies, medications you’re taking, and other such information. This ensures that you can be sedated safely.
Oral conscious sedation
Oral conscious sedation comes in a pill form, which you’ll take before your appointment. It makes you feel really drowsy and groggy. Some patients fall asleep or even forget most of what happens during their appointments. This makes oral conscious sedation a great choice if you have more serious dental anxiety, or need invasive dental surgery.
Aftercare and recovery
After your procedure, your dentist in Greensboro will monitor you for a little while to make sure you’re recovering from sedation properly. Then, you’ll be sent home. Depending on your sedation method, you may need someone to drive you home from our office and watch you as you recover.
More About Sedation Dentistry in greensboro, nc
How Should I Prepare To Be Sedated?
You don’t need to do anything special, though it’s best to avoid big meals for an hour or two before your appointment. Eating a big meal could increase your risk of nausea.
For oral conscious sedation, your Greensboro dentist may require you to take a pill the night before your appointment. You may also be required to fast (avoid eating or drinking) for up to 6 hours before your appointment, though this depends on the drugs used in your procedure.
Did you know…
Place a knocked-out tooth in a container of cold milk to preserve the root while you head to your emergency appointment.
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How Long Does Sedation Take To Wear Off?
It may take up to 4-6 hours for oral conscious sedation to wear off, and it has more intense side effects, so it’s best to head home, get some rest, and recover under the supervision of a spouse, partner, roommate, or another responsible adult.
Do I Need Someone To Drive Me Home?
Yes, since oral conscious sedation interferes with your motor skills and can last 6+ hours, you definitely need someone to drive you to and from Evergreen Dental Co. If you do not bring someone with you to our office to drive you home, your dentist in Greensboro might refuse to provide oral conscious sedation.
Did you know…
If left untreated, a tooth infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause issues that impact your overall health.