What are the Side Effects of Dental Sedation?

When patients think of coming to the dentist, many don’t often consider that sedation might be part of the procedure. After all, most patients experience cleanings or small treatments like root canals or crowns, which typically only require local anesthesia to numb specific parts of the mouth. However, for some patients receiving surgical treatment for advanced periodontal disease or other treatments, dental sedation can be required to provide the best care possible. Dental sedation can also be a good idea for patients that are significantly scared of dental procedures, patients that have low pain tolerance, or for those who struggle to sit still during a long procedure.

Most patients experience very few major side effects from sedation. However, depending on the type of sedation used (minimal, moderate, or deep), some people might experience slight amnesia from the procedure, as well as dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, or nausea.

Overall, dental sedation is completely safe and effective and enables dentists across the country to provide the very best patient care possible.

If you have any questions about dental sedation or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.

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