Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients having extensive dental work, anxiety, or have other reasons additional comfort techniques would benefit them. At Dentistry First, we can pair you with a skilled sedation dentist in Virginia Beach. We understand it can help make your visit more comfortable. Here is what to expect from your sedation dentist appointment.
You may be required to bring an escort with you. This person’s task will be to transport you following your sedation and assist you once you return home. We strongly advise against attempting to transport yourself, as the sedation medicines used may impair your ability to drive immediately after your appointment.
Feel free to bring any small comfort item you need as long as it will not interfere with your treatment. If you would like your escort to be in the room during your sedation, please ask our staff. Otherwise, they should wait in the waiting area during your procedure. All paperwork will be filled out prior to the beginning of your treatment.
Your health, safety, and comfort are our primary focus. Although conscious sedation is extremely safe, we still take every precaution necessary to ensure a smooth process. The medication used will be discussed with you prior to your appointment. Once properly sedated, we will perform your dental work.
As your work reaches completion, the sedative will be stopped, and you will become more alert. You will be released to leave when you are able to walk comfortably and are responsive. We advise you go home and relax following your sedation. You may feel a little tired.