Is sedation dentristy safe?

It’s usually safe when given by experienced dentists. But if you’re obese or have obstructive sleep apnea, talk to your doctor first because you’re more likely to have complications from the anesthesia.

Before the procedure, your dentist should go over your medical history and ask about medications you’re currently taking. They should monitor your vital signs during the procedure and have oxygen and drugs that reverse the effects of sedation on hand in case you need them.