I need to have a procedure that will require sedation dentistry for me. But, my dentist said that I’d have to have someone drive me to and from the appointment as well as stay with me for a bit afterwards. I don’t have that luxury. I’m new to town and don’t know many people. So far, the only people I know are at work. I doubt two of us can get off the same day.
Sara L. – Idaho
The type of sedation dentistry your dentist is talking about is quite strong. You’ll feel fine, but you will be quite clumsy. In fact, there’s a high likelihood of injury if there isn’t someone watching you.
I don’t know how understanding your boss is, but maybe you could explain the situation and see if he or she will let someone else go with you. Or maybe you can call on a family memeber to come in from out of town.
If neither of those is possible, you could ask your dentist if it’s possible to do the procedure just using ntirous oxide and a local anesthetic. This wears off so quickly that you won’t need someone to drive you back and forth. You’ll be back to normal by the end of the appointment.
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