I have several dental surgeries and strive to take care of my teeth exceptionally. Recently, I transferred to a new office, which means a new city and a new dentist. I needed another dental surgery. I wasn’t too worried about it because I’ve “been there done that”, yet somehow this time something went wrong. When I got home, my heart started racing, it was hard to breathe, I began to sweat, and I became so nauseated I couldn’t even stand. I worried I was having a heart attack. I tried to get to my phone but couldn’t. Instead, I just had to lie on the floor until it passed. Do you have an idea why this time was different?
If you’ve had sedation before and nothing’s gone wrong, then it’s possible your new dentist uses a different medication. An easy way to figure this out is to call your old dentist and ask him what form of dental sedation he used. Then, call your new dentist and ask the same thing. If it’s different then that’s likely your issue. If the medication is the same, then some further investigation is needed.
I have to tell you I’m a little concerned you were on your own after your procedure. The dentist should never have let you leave the office without someone to assist you. It’s very dangerous to be on your own. What if you did end up having a heart attack? It’s very likely you would have died.
Another thing to consider is the dosage. Too high of a dose and it’s possible you could stop breathing altogether. It’s important you let the office know of the reaction you had so they can figure out what happened and adjust your treatment as required.
Heart racing and trouble breathing are both reasons to call 911. Never wait until either of those just pass. It’s dangerous.
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