After the Appointment

Getting Home from Your Appointment

Immediately following you appointment, you will probably still feel heavily sedated. We will give your paperwork and post-op instructions to your escort and they will help you into the car and into your home. If you ride public transportation, they will be responsible for making sure you get off at the right stop and make it safely into your home. Once there, your companion can help you get settled in with that new movie or magazine you set aside before the appointment. He or she should plan on staying with you for at least two hours, or until most of the sedative effects have worn off.

How You Will Feel After Your Appointment

According to Dr. Denes, most patients feel groggy and sleepy after the appointment. In fact, many patients report that they fall asleep for a couple of hours after settling in back at home. Whether you opt for a nap or not, you will continue to feel very relaxed and a little detached for at least 2-4 hours. You will also start to feel hungry and, again, this is where preparing in advance pays off. You will not be able to leave your house to buy food and you will probably not feel up to cooking anything complicated. However, heating up a bowl of broth-based soup or fixing yourself a bowl of ice cream will prove easy to accomplish and extremely satisfying as you return to normal.

Returning to Normal

Many of our patients at Fresno Dental Studio report that the night after their oral sedation appointment is one of the best nights of sleep they have gotten in a long time. You will feel happy that your appointment is behind you and any lingering effects of sedation will help you fall asleep easily. The next morning, you will feel entirely back-to-normal. Oral conscious sedation has an amnesiac effect, meaning you will probably remember next to nothing about the appointment itself. Following Dr. Denes’ post-operative instructions will help ensure optimal healing and you can continue to feel confident that you’ve made a great decision about your ongoing oral health.

Afraid of the Dentist? We Can Change That.

Using safe, effective sedation dentistry, Fresno general dentist Dr. Alex Denes can calm even the most fearful or nervous patients, so they are able to move forward with preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. If you or someone you love is afraid of the dentist, contact our Fresno dentist office at (559) 297-1800 to schedule an appointment. Fresno Dental Studio proudly serves patients in Fresno and surrounding areas including Clovis, Madera, and Sanger.