In addition to providing your dentist with a complete health history, you will need to choose a companion to drive you to and from your sedation appointment. You should not eat or drink six hours prior to your appointment unless otherwise directed by your dentist. Your health history can affect your before and after care plans, especially for diabetics and smokers, so make sure your dentist knows about any medical conditions you may have. For longer appointments, the remainder of the day should be taken off. For shorter appointments, only half a day may be necessary. Be sure to stay hydrated and drink lots of fluids. You should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours.
Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit and you'll be thrilled with all the compliments you will get.