The Sedation Dentistry Process at SLC Family Dental
If you decide sedation dentistry meets your needs, here’s what to expect at your appointment with Dr. Palmer:
Before your scheduled visit, avoid eating or drinking for six to 12 hours as directed to prevent nausea. Arrange transportation because dental sedation inhibits your motor skills.
Dr. Palmer meets with you, explains proposed dental procedures, answers questions, reviews medical history, and takes baseline vitals like blood pressure. This is also a perfect time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.
If you opt for oral sedation, you’ll take the pill per Dr. Palmer’s instructions. For nitrous oxide, a small breathing mask gets gently placed over your nose 10 minutes before procedures begin.
As the sedative takes effect, Dr. Palmer checks to ensure you are fully relaxed before starting dental treatments while monitoring your pulse, oxygen saturation, and other vitals. Scented oxygen keeps you comfortable.
Once dental treatments finish, you’ll move to a relaxation area while the sedative wears off fully. Dr. Palmer or a team member reviews post-sedation instructions with your transportation.