Oral Conscious Sedation Protocol

It has been suggested that you have oral medication prior to your endodontic appointment. This will help ease any anxiety you have regarding your treatment as well as allow your facial muscles to relax so the procedure is more comfortable.

You will not be unconscious for the treatment, but you should feel quite calm and comfortable.

We ask that you follow these instructions:

Do not have any food or beverages two hours prior to your appointment. 

Do not consume caffeinated beverages the day of your appointment.

For your safety, equipment will be used to monitor your vital signs during the root canal procedure.  This will include a pulse oximeter attached to your finger and a blood pressure cuff on your arm. Please remove any nail polish (artificial nails, etc.) from your fingernails on your left hand and wear a short sleeved shirt.

It is advisable that you wear loose fitting clothing to this appointment.

Comfortable flat walking shoes should be worn. (No high heels or ‘flip flops’.)

If you are coughing or are congested within 48 hrs of your appointment, please contact our office.  This may not allow us to proceed as planned.

Following your sedated appointment: (this does not apply to nitrous oxide)

You will be kept in the office until your recovery is sufficient to be discharged to the care of a responsible adult.  Your driver must be in the office reception room to accompany you out of the office.

Do not drive or operate hazardous equipment or machinery for at least 18 hours following your appointment.

Do not consume alcoholic beverages or take other sedative medication for at least 18 hours or longer if drowsiness persists.

Should you experience any problem or difficulties, do not hesitate in contacting the office.