Moderate Sedation Discharge


  • You have been given a medicine that causes drowsiness. The medicine may also cause temporary clumsiness or poor balance and can cause poor judgement. You should have a responsible adult drive you home. You should not drive after receiving this medication until the day after the procedure. 
  • You should not operate machinery for 24 hours.
  • You should not make any important decisions for 24 hours. 
  • You should avoid dangerous activities such as bicycling, swimming, or working at heights for the remainder of the day.
  • You may temporarily feel sick, weak, or dizzy. This is normal. Some people will vomit if they eat too soon. As soon as you feel like you can drink without vomiting you should try water, clear juice or soup. You can progress to solid food if the fluids do not cause nausea and you are feeling well. Avoid heavy or greasy foods for the remainder of the day.
  • If pain medicine has been prescribed for you, ask the dentist how soon it is safe to take them.
  • You should not consume alcohol, sleeping pills, or medications that cause drowsiness for 24 hours.

    Call our office if you have any questions.
    If you feel there is a real emergency, go directly to the hospital emergency room. 

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