What questions do you need to ask your dentist before having anesthesia or sedation?

Some common questions you may have before having anesthesia at your next dental visit:

  • Who will evaluate me before the procedure?
  • What is the training and experience that the person providing sedation or anesthesia for the procedure have? Do they renew their training regularly?
  • What level of sedation or general anesthesia will be given? Is it minimal sedation (relaxed and awake), moderate sedation (sleepy but awake), deep sedation (barely awake) or general anesthesia (unconscious)?
  • Are there any possible concerns or complications after returning home?

Common CDT codes for Anesthesia and Sedation:

  • [9219] Evaluation - Moderate / Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia 



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