If I get sedation dentistry, will I be loopy? I’m really afraid of the dentist and I heard sedation is a great solution. What I’m worried about is if it will make me loopy. I need to go back to work.
Julianne R. – Oregon
Depending on what type of sedation dentistry you use, then yes, it will make you “loopy”. The exception is nitrous oxide, but that is not a strong form of sedation. It just relaxes you and helps the local anesthetic to work more effectively.
If you have any real dental anxiety, you’ll want something like oral conscious sedation. That will relax you so much that you likely won’t even remember the appointment. But, you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
You’ll find that it completely changes the way you view the dentist. You’ll have no more anxiety.
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