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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
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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
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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
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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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