Questions to Ask Your Sedation Dentist

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

Sedation dentistry may sound too good to be true, but it has actually helped millions of Americans face and fight their fear of the dentist with great success. If you are considering oral sedation to help you relax during a dental visit, Dr. Raymond Sheridan is the perfect dentist to ease you back into finding a comfort level with dental work. 

To help you better understand how sedation dentistry works and how it can actually help you overcome fear, schedule a free appointment with the team at Sheridan Dental. During your orientation, you will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Sheridan questions about the process, addressing topics like safety, effectiveness, and long-term care.

If you are not sure how to start, we have suggested a few common questions often presented to us by anxious patients:

  • Why is oral sedation called “conscious sedation?”
  • How does oral sedation work to relieve fear in the long run?
  • Will I remember my dental visit?
  • How much does oral sedation cost?
  • What are the side effects of the sedative?
  • Why is oral sedation your preferred method of sedation dentistry?
  • Am I able to move and respond during sedation?
  • What if I have had adverse reactions to sedatives in the past?
  • Do I have any pre-existing conditions which might rule me out as a sedation candidate?
  • How long does the medication take to wear off?
  • What types of sedative do you use?
  • Will I eventually be able to handle dental visits without sedation?
  • Are there any resources available online to help me understand sedation dentistry?
  • Are any of your past patients available to share their experiences with oral sedation?
  • Are there any restrictions on which treatments I can have performed under oral sedation?
  • Do I need anesthesia or pain medication during or after the procedure?
  • Is oral sedation covered by insurance?
  • What is your protocol for dental emergencies or adverse medication reactions?

Help yourself by investigating oral sedation and its many benefits for anxious patients. If you live in Grove City, Hilliard, Columbus, Ohio or surrounding areas, and you would like to learn more about how we cater to patients with anxiety, please contact sedation dentist Dr. Sheridan today for a no-charge sedation dentistry consultation.

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