How does the Sedation Process work?
Consultation and review
A complete exam by a general dentist will first determine if sedation dentistry is right for you. First, needed treatment and concerns are addressed with the dentists. Your medical history is reviewed and a consultation with your primary physician(s) regarding any special medical conditions or medications may be necessary, depending on the individual.
Your questions are answered
Before your IV appointment, a professional from our staff will walk you through the entire procedure. They will answer any questions or concerns you may have, as well as provide you with all the instructions that you need to prepare you for your appointment. Here at our office, we welcome any questions or concerns you may have, so feel free to call us and ask us anything at anytime!
Before you are taken back to your room, you will be given relaxing medication to calm any anxieties you may have. Once in the room, before any dental procedures, an IV will be started for you to put you in a deeply relaxed state. Dr. Cashman and our staff will monitor you during the entire procedure with the help of hospital grade monitoring equipment. After the procedure is completed, you will recover quickly from the sedation, without any recollection of it actually happening. You will be pleasantly surprised and very happy to find that your appointment is over and your treatment has been successfully completed.
After your appointment
After you have recovered from the sedation, we will let you fully wake up and will continue to observe you until we are sure that you may be safely released to the person responsible for driving you home. Although it may seem like you would be able to drive, your safety is our most important concern, so a ride from a family member or a close friend must be arranged for you. A post operation appointment may also be made for the following day, depending on your treatment, to make sure that you are content with your dental work and to answer any other questions you may have.