Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

There are two basic parts to this question. First, will you benefit from sedation dentistry? Second, will you be able to take advantage of those benefits?

Sedation dentistry can help dental patients who:

  • Are nervous about dental treatment
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex
  • Cannot schedule multiple appointments to get complex dental work done
  • Experience soreness in the jaw after a dental appointment

If this describes you, then sedation dentistry may be able to help you.

Most people who want to can benefit from sedation dentistry. The medications used in sedation dentistry are well-known and carefully studied. They have a very well-understood safety profile. However, there are a few possible reasons why you might not be a candidate for sedation dentistry, such as:

  • Respiratory and cardiovascular conditions
  • Allergy to class of medications or specific medications
  • Interactions with other drugs

During your consultation with your sedation dentist, it’s important to fully disclose your health conditions and talk about your medication history. Also make sure to mention over-the-counter medication and herbal supplements in addition to prescription medications.

The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for sedation dentistry in Pittsburgh, please contact Dentonics, Inc, providing dental excellence since 1925.

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