Can You Drive After Oral Sedation

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One of the most common questions about oral sedation (also known as conscious sedation) is “Can you drive after oral sedation?”

The answer is “No, you can’t drive after oral sedation.” If you decide to have oral sedation, you’ll need to have someone drive you home after your dental appointment.

Oral sedation, which is also known as “conscious sedation” is administered through a pill. Depending on the dosage, oral sedation can range from mild to moderate. Oral sedation will make you feel drowsy, time will seem to pass quickly during your dental procedure, and you’ll have little or no memory of your appointment after it’s over.

Oral sedation is a great choice for the following:
• wisdom teeth extractions
• dental implant procedures
• crown and bridge procedures
• dental emergencies
• having a number of dental treatments completed in a single appointment
• patients who suffer from dental anxiety or fear
• patients with disabilities that make it difficult to undergo dental treatment

Laughing gas is a milder form of sedation – in most cases, you can drive yourself home after receiving laughing gas.

IV sedation, also known as “general anesthesia,” is a deeper form of sedation, and for IV sedation, you’ll also need to get a ride home after your dental appointment.

If you’re wondering which type of sedation may be right for you, you can learn more about the different options in a free sedation consultation. A sedation dentist can go over the advantages of each type of sedation, as well as what will be involved with your dental treatment, and help you decide which sedation would be best for you.

To discuss oral sedation or to schedule your appointment, choose the sedation dental office near you and call or e-mail:

Denver Dental Office in Lowry, (303) 323-8158, lowry@sedationdentistdenverco.com

Highlands Ranch Dental Office, (303) 309-0749, highlandsranch@sedationdentistdenverco.com

Colorado Springs Dental Office (Powers and Stetson Hills), (719) 247-2020, coloradosprings1@sedationdentistdenverco.com

Colorado Springs Dental Office (Powers and Carefree Circle), (719) 247-2350, coloradosprings2@sedationdentistdenverco.com