First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hawar Al Haddad. During the consultation, sedation and the treatment are discussed in depth and your blood pressure and oxygen levels are checked, as well as any contraindications to ensure that you may proceed with sedation and your ideal treatment.
Your dentist will prepare the required tools and machinery for sedation. Once this is prepared, your dentist will insert a needle that is attached to a tube containing either midazolam or Propofol, into your vein in your arm. Once the calming drug has entered your vein, you will begin to feel drowsy, calm, and sleepy. Once you are under sedation your dentist can proceed with your treatment. Sedation can be used for any dental treatment – including a scale and polish. Dental sedation can last anywhere between 2-8 hours.
After you’ve had sedation, and finished your treatment, you’ll recover in-practice to allow its effects to subside. Your dentist will wait to ensure you feel fully recovered before discharging you. We recommend not driving for 24 hours after sedation, so you should arrange for someone to pick you up and take you home. And you should avoid exercise for 24 hours.