It has been proved that the use of oral sedation before a dental surgery does not affect the human body. Still, there are some factors that need to be considered before taking oral sedation since they can be harmful in certain scenarios. In this article, we will tell you about the information you must provide to your dentist prior to dental surgery or treatment.
Rules for ensuring safety
- The current medical conditions you have and being treated for.
- Any medications you are currently taking or prescribed by other physicians.
- Any supplements and vitamins you are taking.
- Whether you are taking alternative or herbal supplements. Natural therapies such as St. John’s Wort and Kava Kava are common with those seeking relief from depression and anxiety symptoms. Since these can interfere mildly with oral sedatives, it’s important to inform your dentist if you’re taking them. To prepare for any interactions, the prescriptions and dosages for your oral sedation procedure should be changed.
- Certain foods: Even relatively meaningless things like drinking grapefruit juice will cause sedation. Since grapefruit enzymes interact with the processes in your body that metabolize such oral sedation drugs, you can avoid eating grapefruit 72 hours before or after a sedation operation.
- Often, inform the doctor of conditions such as smoking and alcohol intake, as both will affect the efficacy of sedation drugs.
If you have given the above information to your dentist, everything will be fine during the intake of oral sedation. The treatment will be a successful one and you will not have any side effects of taking oral sedation.