I’m concerned about something that happened to me recently and want to figure out the cause before doing this again. I’m in a very public line of work. As a result, I’m meticulous about my smile. I’ve had several dental procedures which required sedation and never had a problem until this week. I went in to have the procedure done. After I was home, I became nauseated and started vomiting. It became difficult to breathe. I was going to call 911 but couldn’t get to my phone. I ended up just lying down and trying to calm down. Eventually, it because easier to breathe. The nausea took all day to go away. What went wrong?
This has never happened to me before.
I’m quite concerned about the fact that you seem to be home alone after a sedation procedure. Most sedation dentists will check to make sure you not only have someone to drive you home, but to stay with you throughout the day for the very reasons you experienced. What would have happened if you were to stop breathing altogether?
The first thing I’d like you to do is report to your dentist what happened. If you’ve had this procedure before without any interactions it leads me to wonder if your denitst gave you a different sedation medication. Either way he needs to know about your interaction so this could be prevented in the future.
Some Things to Check When Things Go Wrong?
- Make sure you don’t eat before the procedure. This increases your chances for nausea and puts you at risk for asperation.
- Make sure your dentist knows about all medications you’re on, including over-the-counter and natural medications. They can sometimes interact with the sedation.
This blog is brough tto you by Dr. Warren Krutchick.