Sedation Dentistry FAQs

What must or mustn’t I do after being sedated?

  • You MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult who MUST remain on the premises throughout your appointment, escort you home afterwards and arrange for you to be looked after until the following morning.
  • Your escort MUST NOT be responsible for any other person except you on the day of your sedation, including young children and elderly relatives.
  • Your escort MUST take you home after treatment by either private car or taxi rather than by public transport.
  • Please remove any nail varnish and items of jewellery e.g. ring, watches, prior to your visit as these may interfere with monitoring equipment.
  • Please wear short sleeved, loose fitting and comfortable clothing for your appointment. Do not wear clothing that is tight around the neck area.
  • If you are taking any medicines they should be taken at the usual times and should be brought with you so that the dentist may know what you have taken.
  • Any illness occurring before the appointment should be reported immediately, as this may affect you treatment.
  • You MUST NOT drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after sedation.
  • You MUST NOT drink alcohol the night before and for 24 hours after sedation.
  • You MUST NOT be solely responsible for young children for 24 hours after sedation and alternative child care arrangements should be made.
  • You MUST NOT sign any legal documents for 24 hours after sedation.
  • If you know or suspect you are pregnant please notify the Cherrybank as soon as possible – treatment under conscious sedation is best avoided during pregnancy.

It is important that the following rules are observed otherwise your sedation appointment may be cancelled;

If you have any further questions please get in touch with us or fill out a contact form.

Last updated September 22nd, 2017