My fiance is having a dental procedure which requires sedation. She asked me to be her “person”. I know I have to drive her back and forth and look after her during the day. Is there anything I should be looking for in particular during the day?
Sam P. – Oklahoma
It’s great that you’re planning ahead. For the most part, you’ll just need to be there for her general care. When someone has sedation, they tend to get a little disoriented. They’re also unstable on their feet. It’s easy for them to get injured if there’s not someone to keep an eye on them as they get around. Occasionally, there is a patient who feels nauseated from the sedation, but that doesn’t happen very often.
A lot of what you have to do beyond that will depend on the procedure. If she’s getting a root canal, it’s not that huge of a procedure. A tooth extraction, however, you’ll want to be sure her gauze gets changed and that the bleeding stays under control. It wouldn’t hurt to call the office ahead of time for specific post-op information.
A nice touch would be for you to have a lovely, cozy spot for her ready for her to relax with her pillow and favorite blanket. You can rent her some movies or have a Netflix show ready for her to binge watch.
It sounds like she’s in good hands just because you’re planning ahead.
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