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The Safety of Sedation Dentistry

Many people are hesitant to get certain dental treatments because they are afraid of being aware of what is happening. Fortunately, Allure Dental offers sedation dentistry. You do not have to let your anxiety get the best of you when our dentist in Lafayette, IN offers oral conscious sedation where you are awake during the treatment, but you become much more compliant. Many people are naturally concerned about how safe sedation actually is, and the truth is, there is little to fear.

Talk With Our Dentist About Your Medical History

Before pursuing sedation, our dentist will ask some questions about your medical history. For starters, we will need to see whether you are obese or suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. These conditions can compromise the success of sedation. Additionally, you will need to provide us with a list of medications you are presently taking. You need to be upfront with every piece of information so that our dentist can best assist you. This session is also an opportunity for you to ask our dentist any questions you like to put your mind at ease regarding the procedure.

Know About Potential Side Effects

Oral conscious sedation can result in nausea, dizziness and dry mouth after the procedure. You may also have a headache. However, it is important to recognize that only some patients experience these side effects. You may feel completely fine once the sedation wears off. It is also vital to realize the benefits of sedation far outweigh the side effects. You may not be able to get certain treatments done if you have bad anxiety or an overactive gag reflex. Sedation dentistry can be a major blessing as long as the right dentists does it.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Trevor Murray would be more than happy to review the sedation process with you in more detail at our office. Call us the next time you need dental work done. We provide every patient with a calm, relaxing environment.

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