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Patients often ask, “Can you drive after oral sedation?” and the answer is “no.”
Here’s why it’s not safe to drive after you’ve received oral sedation…
Oral sedation, which is also known as conscious sedation, is administered through a pill that you take before your dental appointment. During your appointment, you’ll be conscious, but less aware of your surroundings. Time will fly by, and after the dental appointment, you should have little or no memory of what transpired.
Unfortunately, though, as soon as the appointment ends, not all of the sedation will have cleared out of your system. Because you won’t be fully alert immediately, you shouldn’t drive after receiving oral sedation. You’ll need to arrange to have someone take you home.
Oral sedation can be helpful for people who:
- are afraid of the dentist
- want to get a large block of dental work completed in one visit
- have a strong gag reflex
- have TMJ problems
- have a physical disability
- have trouble sitting still
- are having a complex procedure completed (e.g. dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions)
Ours are some of the few dental offices in the Phoenix area to offer all three types of sedation for dentistry. Oral sedation is the medium-level of sedation. We also offer laughing gas and IV sedation.
For more information about oral sedation dentistry, or to schedule a free consultation or appointment, please call us:
Mesa - Modern Dentistry East Valley, near S. Stapley Dr and E. Baseline Rd., (480) 359-3827
Please Note: Our dental offices are in Mesa. We accept most types of dental insurance and are preferred providers (in network) for some as well. Please call an office near you for details.