What are the benefits of sedation?
Primary benefits are to help calm and relax patients before and during in-office treatment, or to make them more comfortable for longer procedures.
What are the risks?
All patients are prescreened to ensure they are appropriate candidates. While highly unlikely, there is a small risk of respiratory depression and allergic reaction to medications.
Would I be awake or asleep?
With moderate sedation you will be awake, breathing on their own, but, resting comfortably.
How is the sedation administered?
The medication is administered intravenously (IV), usually through the arm.
What are the side effects of sedation?
Patient feels drowsy and sleepy for 30 minutes, but are able to walk independently out of the recovery room after that time.
Can I drive after sedation?
No. You should not plan to drive for the remainder of the day following a procedure with sedation. You will need to arrange a ride home from a responsible support person or utilize ride share (Uber or Lyft).
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