Will I need someone to drive me home after being sedated?
Are you looking for a sedation dentist in St. Paul? Dr. Terry O'Neill can help! We provide comfortable, stress-free dentistry for many of our patients who have avoided care due to fear of the dentist. This is particularly useful in larger cases and longer appointments. With sedation dentistry, your treatment will feel like it flies by.
Unlike nitrous oxide, a mild for of sedation which enters and leaves your system quickly, oral sedation medication has some lingering effects. The benefit is that most people achieve a deeply relaxed state and have little to no memory of their treatment. Our patients love this feature! As a result, however, you will need someone to drive you to our office and to drive you home after being sedated.
Other Recommendations for After Sedation Dentistry
It is also a good idea to have someone stay with you for the rest of the day, as you may feel a little groggy, so having someone there to supervise you adds additional safety to your recovery. You should also avoid making big decisions for the rest of the day. You can relax for the rest of the day and resume your normal activities the morning after your treatment is complete.
If you are looking for a St. Paul dentist that can help you have the treatment you need to stay healthy, while insuring your comfort and relaxation, contact us to learn more!
This patient suffered from severe dental anxiety and avoided the dentist for about 20 years. We were able to put his fears at ease and do all the work required ... Read More
Thank you Dr. O'Neill and staff for taking such good care of me during my six hour sedation appointment! You truly help alleviate my fears with your specialized service ... Read More