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6 Common Misconceptions about Sedation – Two Part Series (Part Two)

Last week, in part one of our 6 common misconceptions about sedation series, we talked about how sedation is a safe and effective way to ease your dental anxiety. This week Meadowbrook Family Dental will continue part two of the 6 common misconceptions of sedation and hopefully answer more of the questions or worries you might have.


4. Sedation will make me groggy for days.

While oral sedation will make you groggy during and after the procedure, you will not feel the effects for days. After your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. However, the effects of oral sedation should wear off a couple of hours after your procedure. 

6 Common Misconceptions about Sedation - Two Part Series (Part 1) 10.2.19

5. Everyone gets the same dosage when undergoing sedation.

Sedation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. We have to take into account your health, needs, age, weight, medical history, and FDA regulations. So, your dosage will be personalized for you specifically to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure.

6. I will have a stomach ache from sedation.

Many patients think that you will throw up or get sick after being sedated. That is not normally the case. Right before you undergo sedation, you will be given an anti-nausea medication that you drink before your procedure. This helps negate the effects of sedation.

If you are considering oral sedation in Sacramento, CA, you have found the right place at Meadowbrook Family Dentistry. Oral sedation is an effective way to help ease your mind while going to the dentist. While sedation is not just for people who have a fear of the dentist or dental anxiety, you can be sure that we will take you step-by-step through your procedure to make sure you are comfortable. Ignore the many misconceptions of sedation. And, if you have questions, always be sure to ask! Schedule your appointment with Dr. Lau today. Let us ease your mind!

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