Sedation Dentistry Risks

Our Houston-area patients with significant, debilitating dental anxiety can find tremendous value in sedation dentistry. Using these techniques, we can put patients into a calm, relaxed, pain-free state and give them the dental procedures they’ve been putting off for too long.

However, many of these patients have understandable questions about the risks associated with sedation dentistry.

Every procedure carries with it certain risks, and there’s always a chance of complications arising when anesthesia is involved. However, Dr. Heather Fleschler has the experience and training required to give you a safe, pleasant experience.

Risks with sedation dentistry include:

  • Anesthesia allergies (it’s important you disclose any past history of anesthesia complications with our sedation dentist)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure

Fortunately, these complications are exceptionally rare in healthy people. Before undergoing any procedure, it’s vital that you share a complete and thorough medical history with Dr. Fleschler. Doing so will greatly decrease the chances of experiencing a complication.

If you would like to learn more about how sedation dentistry can provide you with a more relaxed, enjoyable dental experience, please contact Dr. Heather Fleschler today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients in the Houston, Texas areas of West University, Bellaire, Meyerland, and River Oaks.

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