Post-Sedation Rules

Oral / IV Sedation Dentistry

Before you undergo an oral/IV sedation surgery, please read these instructions carefully. IV sedation dentistry is a serious procedure that should not be approached lightly. Our sedation dentists insist that patients adhere to these rules for their safety.

Learn more about sedation dentistry.

To schedule a sedation dentistry consultation with a qualified dentist in the Greensboro area, call us any time at (336) 841-0000.

Post-Sedation Dentistry Instructions

  1. After you experience sedation dentistry, go home and rest for the remainder of the day.
  2. Do NOT perform any strenuous activity immediately after sedation dental surgery. You should remain in the company of a responsible adult until you are fully alert.
  3. Do not attempt to eat a heavy meal immediately after your sedation surgery. If you are hungry, a light diet (liquids or soft foods) will be more than adequate.
  4. A feeling of nausea may occasionally develop after IV or Oral Sedation. The following may help you to feel better:
    1. Lying down for a while
    2. A glass of a cola beverage (or Ginger Ale)
    3. If nausea persists for more than 4 hours call the dentist who provided the sedation.
  5. Do not drive a car, operate heavy equipment or perform any hazardous tasks for 24 hours after your oral or IV sedation dentistry.
  6. Do not take any alcoholic beverages or self medicate for the remainder of the day without contacting your sedation dentist first.
  7. If you were given medication, take the medications only as directed.
  8. If you have any unusual problems or any questions after oral/IV sedation dentistry, you may call the dentist at the number you were given.” If unable to contact your sedation dentist immediately call the closest hospital emergency room.

For more information about oral orIV sedation dentistry, call call our High Point, NC office at (336) 841-0000.