In certain procedures, sedation dentistry may be necessary to ensure the patient’s experience is comfortable and virtually painless. If you are the type of person who gets nervous or overly anxious during dental procedures, then we will typically recommend you consider being sedated during the treatment. Many patients feel like they have slept through the whole treatment.
If you feel like sedation dentistry is the right path for you, contact board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Prabh Grewal and Arthur Kilkuts at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA for more information about the practice.
What happens during sedation dentistry?
You may be curious about how to prepare for the dental sedation process. Sedation often entails nitrous oxide gas or an oral solution, although an IV application may also work in some situations. Here’s a brief guide showing when you should stop eating before the practice to ensure the best results.
What can I eat before my appointment?
The first rule for eating before dental sedation is limiting your diet. Avoid eating solid or semi-soft foods for at least six hours before the procedure. Eating too soon before your appointment could be dangerous, as your gag reflex may be triggered by the sedation method.
Keeping your stomach light before the procedure ensures you won’t risk any issues during the process. It is easier to regurgitate dairy-based products than other foods. Avoid consuming any dairy items for at least six hours before undergoing sedation. These include both solid and liquid items.
What about beverages?
You can consume clear liquids for up to two hours before sedation. The body has an easier time processing liquids and ensuring they will not move up the body during sedation. Water and juices are safe, and some sports drinks may also be helpful if you are dehydrated. Meal replacement drinks can also work if they are nondairy products.
When is the right time for an appointment?
These rules for eating before dental sedation may seem tough, but they are easier to manage if you reserve an appointment earlier in the day. The morning hours are a good time for an appointment because it is easier to adhere to the dietary rules. You can still drink clear liquids a few hours before a morning appointment, so you may have the option to drink something during breakfast hours.
Our team at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA can help you schedule the best time for a visit that fits your needs.
Contact us today to find out more information about sedation dentistry in Corona, CA
Sedation dentistry makes it easier and for nervous patients to receive the dental care they require. Our Norco and Eastvale, CA patients appreciate the easing of fears and relaxing experience the procedure offers. Contact us to schedule an appointment at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA if you feel like you may benefit from sedation dentistry. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Prabh Grewal and Arthur Kilkuts can assist you at our office.