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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to undergo sedation dentistry if you are taking psychotropic drugs?

7 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: But it is very important that you disclose this to your dentist. Take a list of all your medications, dosages, and who prescribed each one. He/she may confer with your md to make sure you are a good candidate, and if necessary, adjust your meds. It should not be a problem.
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sedation: Yes , it is safe provided the dentist is well trained and certified. Many times anesthesiologist will do the sedation while the dentist does the dentistry. They will review all your medications and provide the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: As long as the doctor is trained properly it is safe.
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Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: Iv sedation is safe when carried out under the supervision of a specially-trained dentist. Purely statistically speaking, it’s even safer than local anaesthetic on its own! however, contraindications include: pregnancy, known allergy to benzodiazepines, alcohol intoxication, CNS depression, and some instances of glaucoma.
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on kind of drugs you are taking specifically. Discuss this with your dentist.
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Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Need to review: Sedative dentistry is safe your dentist need to review your medical history.
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Dr. Matthew Church
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Varies: The safety of sedation dentistry under psychotropic drugs should be carefully reviewed by the dentist to ensure it is appropriate. It is highly encouraged that patients discuss all medications they are currently taking before their procedure, as well as speak to their dentist about any conditions they may deal with that may affect contraindications.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2017
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