13 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe to be sedated before dental work?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
When administered by trained professionals in the proper environment, it is very safe.

In brief: Sure
When administered by trained professionals in the proper environment, it is very safe.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Light sedation is fine.
Imho, heavier sedation should be performed by a separate, properly trained professional like an anesthesiologist who will monitor your vital signs.

In brief: Yes
Light sedation is fine.
Imho, heavier sedation should be performed by a separate, properly trained professional like an anesthesiologist who will monitor your vital signs.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally, yes
General medical health must be evaluated, and regimen takes issues into consideration.
Training, health condition play arole, but yes, it is safe.

In brief: Generally, yes
General medical health must be evaluated, and regimen takes issues into consideration.
Training, health condition play arole, but yes, it is safe.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes if monitored app
If you are sedated you should be monitored with appropriate monitors by a certified health care professional.

In brief: Yes if monitored app
If you are sedated you should be monitored with appropriate monitors by a certified health care professional.
Dr. Chetan Patel
Dr. Chetan Patel
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Typically
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent option for many people.
Just make sure your dentist has appropriate training. If you need to find a sedation-trained dentist, the dental organization for conscious sedation (docs) has a website www.Sedationcare.Com that can help you find a docs dentist.

In brief: Typically
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent option for many people.
Just make sure your dentist has appropriate training. If you need to find a sedation-trained dentist, the dental organization for conscious sedation (docs) has a website www.Sedationcare.Com that can help you find a docs dentist.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on Training
Like any medical/dental procedure, if the person performing it is licensed, conscientious, and up-to-date, then it will be safe.
Most sates have very stringent guidelines and licensing requirements for dentists who offer sedation, so you can have a high degree of confidence and feel safe. Oral surgeons, in particular, are highly trained in sedation. Some dentists also work with anesthesiologists.

In brief: Depends on Training
Like any medical/dental procedure, if the person performing it is licensed, conscientious, and up-to-date, then it will be safe.
Most sates have very stringent guidelines and licensing requirements for dentists who offer sedation, so you can have a high degree of confidence and feel safe. Oral surgeons, in particular, are highly trained in sedation. Some dentists also work with anesthesiologists.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry
In brief: It depends
All drugs carry a risk, however with proper drug usage and careful monitoring it can be very safe.
With highly anxious patients it may be more safe than not using sedation.

In brief: It depends
All drugs carry a risk, however with proper drug usage and careful monitoring it can be very safe.
With highly anxious patients it may be more safe than not using sedation.
Dr. Donald Blair
Dr. Donald Blair
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