I’m scared of the dentist and have heard that sedation dentistry can really be useful for that. However, I’m worried I may have a reaction to it. How can you know if you’ll be safe taking sedation?
Amelia L. – Idaho
There is always some risk with any type of medical procedure or taking a medication. There are ways to reduce that risk. The most important thing to do is to make sure you are completely honest with your doctor about your medical history. Make sure you also tell him about any medications you are taking. That does include any over-the-counter medications, drugs, or alcohol you take. All of these will impact the way the sedation works in your body. Make sure you go to a qualified, experienced sedation dentist.
All that being said, it will put your mind at ease to know that sedation dentistry is a very safe procedure. Most dentists go their entire career without having a patient have a major side effect.
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