Dental Sedation with Blood Sugar IssuesMay 21, 2019 10:58 pm |
I struggle with dental anxiety. I’ve been told dental sedation is a good solution for people in my position. However, I have been told you can’t eat if you have dental sedation. I have low blood sugar which sometimes requires me to eat at inconvenient times. Would I be able to get dental sedation? Kami Dear Kami, Dental sedation has changed the lives of people with anxiety. I think it would be a great solution for you. Most sedation dentists offer two types of dental sedation— nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous OxideWith nitrous oxide, your dentist will place a nosepiece on you to breathe through. The gas will make you feel floaty and relaxed. It is best used for people with mild dental anxiety, but it does have some great benefits.
- You can get on with your day as soon as your procedure is completed
- You can eat before getting nitrous
Oral Conscious SedationThis is usually recommended for patients with more severe dental anxiety. It is administered by you taking a pill before your appointment. However, it is so strong you will not be able to drive yourself to or from your dental appointment. You will be completely relaxed. Way too relaxed to drive. Most patients end up sleeping through the procedure and have little to no memory of what happened. You are still conscious, though, and can respond to things if you want to. The propensity for nausea goes up with oral conscious sedation. Most dentists will ask you not to eat before this appointment. However, given your situation, you may be allowed a small meal ahead of time. Each dentist has different guidelines. Worst case scenario, just make sure your sedation appointment is first thing in the morning so you are not having to go very long without food. This blog is brought to you by Lake Oswego Dentist Dr. Mo Saleh.
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