During your initial consultation with Dr. Patt, she will assess your medical and dental history to determine the most suitable sedation option for you. Whether it’s Nitrous Oxide, Oral Sedation, or IV Sedation, Dr. Patt and our dental team will provide guidelines to prepare for your treatment day. Keep in mind that even with milder sedation methods, such as Nitrous Oxide or Oral Sedation, lingering drowsiness is possible. Hence, it’s essential to arrange for someone to accompany you to and from our office on the day of your treatment.
The chosen sedation method will be administered, taking effect in a timely manner. You can anticipate a profound state of relaxation, possibly drifting into a light sleep, depending on the sedation type. Throughout the treatment, your vital signs will be monitored closely. After completion, a recovery period will follow, allowing the effects to gradually wear off. Following the procedure, you may experience grogginess and drowsiness, emphasizing the importance of having a companion with you until the sedation effects have fully dissipated.
While most patients can resume their regular activities 24 hours after the sedation effects start to fade, having someone by your side during the initial recovery period is advisable for comfort and safety, ensuring a smooth transition back to your daily routine.