When having any kind of medical procedure done, it’s important to plan ahead. How long will you need to pause your day-to-day life for this procedure? What is the down town time, and will you be able to drive home? Before asking your significant other or roommate for a ride after your appointment, we’ve comprised a list of procedures you will (more than likely) be able to get yourself home from, in order for you to plan ahead!
This question really relies on one thing: whether or not you are out under sedation or not. If IV sedation is implemented during your procedure, you will be required to have someone drive you home. Here is a small list of procedures that we use IV sedation for, typically:
- Dental Implants
- Wisdom teeth
- Preparing the mouth for dentures
- Smile reconstruction/design
We also know that sometimes, even having someone there for things like checkups and routine cleanings can make all the difference in the world in terms of patient’s comfort, and as that is the case, you are welcome to bring someone along with you to any procedure – required or not!
Have A Question About The Drive Home?
Here at DSA, we care greatly about our patient’s comfort, and know this is a huge part of it. For questions regarding IV sedation, any of these procedures, and whether or not you will be able to drive home or not, give our offices a call at (480) 633-9977!